Absolutely beautiful Bijin-ga print "Same Komon" (Beauty in Traditional Kimono) is by Keiichi Takasawa. The publisher is Yuyudo. Publisher seal on the lower right margin. Carver name "Kentaro Maeda" and printer name "Ritsuzo Sato" on the lower left margin. The Japanese title is "Same Komon" (Shark spot pattern) is a very traditional Japanese Kimono design pattern. Truly beautiful colors, amazing details, and wonderful contrast. This print is extremely hard to find. Limited edition size of 470 sheets. This limited edition print is very special "H.C" from only a very few know to ever exist. "H.C" (hors commerce) means an article not for sale in French. Usually refers to print identical to the edition print intended to be used as samples to show to dealers and galleries.
Print size: 15 and 3/4 x 21 inches (40.2 x 53.5 cm)
Image size: 14 and 7/8 x 18 and 7/8 inches (38 x 48 cm)
Sheet number: H.C
Date Ca. 1970
Signed Handsigned in pencil by the artist
Condition Excellent condition. Tiny tape residue on the top corners of verso. Minor ink printer's smudge on the right margin (edge) which will be easily matted out.