Asanegami (Morning Hair)

Kotondo Torii


This "Asanegami" (Moring Hair) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". This Bijin-ga print shows cool beauty very well. Originally published 1930. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (Foreign people call Ishu Kanko kai). Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" water marked. Carver name, Shigeru Koike, Printer name is Yoshiaki Watanabe and Torii red seal of approval (copyright) and publisher red moneybag seal on the lower left margin.Under the box, Limited edition published seal. Please see incredible Bokashi shading and very highly detailed carving, specially her individual hairs. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches by 19 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1930. This print is later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper left
Condition: Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed. Top margin is waving as shown which will be easily matted out.