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Kamisuki (Combing the Hair)

Kotondo Torii


This "Kamisuki" (The Combing the Hair) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". This print is the most popular and famous print. Originally published 1929. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (Somepeople call Ishu Kanko Kai). It comes with an original presentation folder with guarantee paper. Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" watermarked. Carver name, Susumu Ito, Printer name is Yoshio Kajikawa 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. Beautifully overprinted hairlines. 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 1929. 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. Minor paper crease at the upper right corner edge which will be easily matted out.