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- Oharame (Woman Peddler from Ohara, Kyoto) -

Toshijiro Inagaki


The lovely small-size woodblock print 'Oharame (Woman Peddler from Ohara, Kyoto) is by Toshijiro Inagaki (1902-1963) and was published by Mikumo in Kyoto. The artist's seal is located in the lower-right corner of the image. This handmade woodblock print would be the perfect decor for your small space or a charming gift for someone. Please note that this is a small-sized print on paper, measuring 5 and 3/8 inches x 7 and 1/8 inches (13.7 x 18 cm).

"Oharame" refers to the women who came from Ohara, Kyoto, to sell firewood in the capital city of Kyoto by carrying the firewood on their heads. Originally, they sold firewood, and later they began selling wild vegetables collected from the mountain areas.

Toshijiro Inagaki (1902–1963) was born in Kyoto. He was a well-known Japanese Katazome artist. He was given the title of National Living Treasure by the Japanese government in 1962.

Artist: Toshijiro Inagaki (1902–1963)
Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 5 and 3/8 inches x 7 and 1/8 inches (13.7 x 18 cm)
Image size: 4 inches x 5 and 1/2 inches (10.5 x 13.5 cm)
Date: Ca.1960
Signed: Artist's red seal on the lower right of the image.
Condition: Very good condition. A few ink smudges on the margins, which will be matted out.


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