Oboro haru (Hazy Spring)

Kotondo Torii

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Beautiful Bijin-ga woodblock print "Oboro haru"(Hazy Spring) by Kotondo Torii(1900-1976). Oboro means hazy, Haru means spring. This "Oboro haru" is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published 1932. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko Kai (foreign people say Ishu Kankokai). Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" water marked. Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper left. 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. You can see very highly detailed carving, specially her individual hairs. Very Japanese in every respect.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 inches by 19 inches (33 x 48cm)
Image size: 10 inches by 16 inches (25.7 x 40.7cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1932. This print is later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper left.
Condition: Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed.