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Kamisuki (Combing the Hair)

Kotondo Torii


Beautiful Bijin-ga woodblock print "Kamisuki"(Combing the Hair) is by Kotondo Torii (1900-1976). "Kamisuki" (Combing the Hair) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". This print is the most popular and famous print. Originally published in 1929. 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 Matashiro Uchikawa 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. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 inches by 19 inches (33 x 48.5 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches (26 x 41.3 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published in 1929. This print is a later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper right
Condition: Pristine condition. 


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