- Marumage (Marumage hair style) -

Tatsumi Shimura

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This rare woodblock print "丸髷- Marumage" is by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). From "Five Figures of Modern Beauties" (現代美人風俗五態 - Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai). "Marumage" is a traditional hairstyle worn by married women in Japan.

Published by Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho. Publisher seal, pencil numbered, and hand-signed in bottom margin. Red Tatsumi seal and Tatsumi characters in the lower right of the image. Carver's seal Chushichi Nakagawa and the printer's seal Ryuji Onodera in the right margin. The deeply embossed title "Marumage" in Kanji in center bottom margin.  His print shows the beauty in one moment of a Japanese woman's natural gesture. Beautiful colors. Lightly embossed. Absolutely stunning original hand Japanese made woodblock print. This is an icon of the very best Japanese skill in woodblock prints.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 1/4 x 18 and 1/4 inches (28.5 x 46.5 cm)
Image size: 10 x 14 and 3/4 inches (25 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet number: 123/300 
Date: 1980 (Showa 55 nen)  
Signed: Handsigned “Tatsumi” on the bottom margin.
Condition: Very good condition. A tiny spot (pinhead size) on the right edge of the image, please see the last picture. 

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