Onsen-yado (Woman at a Hot Spring Hotel)

Goyo Hashiguchi


Beautiful Bijin-ga print is by Goyo Hashiguchi. Published by Tanseisha. Very beautiful mica background and very nice colors. Goyo's signature and seal and original date in the image at right bottom. Carver name; Sadao Uetani, Printer name; Kurazo Yoneda, Narazaki supervisor's seal, and Tanseisha's publisher seal on the left margin. It is full of the sadness and melancholy characteristic of his mature work. Issued in July, it shows a pensive young woman in a summer Kimono decorated with indigo tie-dyed leaf motif. The brightly lit colors and luscious, summery flowers and bamboo moving in the evening breeze only emphasies the cool tones and restrained mood of the main subject. Thils print called "Like the majority of the artsit's best prints" This print is one of only 16 lifetime images done by Goyo.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 and 3/8 x 18 and 3/8 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1920. This print is later edition (circa 1980s)
Signed: Goyo's signature and seal in lower right of image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Still tipped original folder.