Makuai (Between the Acts)

Kiyokata Kaburagi


Truly lovely Bijin-ga woodblock print is by Kiyokata Kaburagi. Rarely seen offered for sale. Printed Taisho 3 nen (1914). From "Kiyokata Bijin Gafu" (Portfolio of Beauties by Kiyokata) Published by Bijutsu Nihon Gakuin. This print still tipped on original paper with title "Makuai". This print shows colorful Taisho period fashion, very attractive print.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 5 and 7/8 x 8 and 1/4 inches (14.7 x 21 cm)
Image size: 5 and 1/4 x 7 and 3/4 inches (13.4 x 19.7 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1914
Signed: "Kiyokata" signed on the upper right of image
Condition: Excellent condition for its age. Minor toning. Image part is excellent as shown. Still tipped on original presentation paper. This original presentation paper has some foxing and toning.