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Botan Yuki (Peony Snow Flakes)

Kotondo Torii


Very large snowflake, we call "Botan Yuki" (Peony Snow). Because large snowflakes look like white peony petals. This "Botan Yuki" (Peony Snow Flakes) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published in 1931. 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. Carver name, Susumu Ito, 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 beautiful "Gaffrage" to her Kimono and edge of the umbrella. You can see also very highly detailed carving, especially her individual hairs. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print. Truly beautiful and gorgeous.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches by 19 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1931. This print is a later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper right
Condition: Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed.