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Yuagari (After the Bath)

Seien Shima


This amazing Bijin ga print "Yuagari" (After the Bath) is by Seien Shima (1892-1970). This print is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published in 1924. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (Some people call Ishu Kanko kai). Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" watermarked. Supervisor name, Dr. Muneshige Narasaki, Carver name, Shigeru Koike, Printer name is Matasaburo Uchikawa and publisher red moneybag seal on the lower left margin. Please see incredible Bokashi shading and very highly detailed carving, especially her individual hairs. Wonderful mica background. Very Japanese in every respect. This Bijin ga print shows cool beauty very well.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13  inches by 19 inches (33 x 48 cm)
Image size: 10 and 5/8 inches by 16 and 1/2 inches (27 x 42 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1930. This print is a later edition. (Showa)
Signed: Seien's signature in the image at lower left
Condition: Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed.