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- Yari hitosuji (Female Samurai) -

Toshimine Tsutsui


The print was produced as a kuchie frontispiece for the novel "槍一筋” (Yari hitosuji - author: Gensai Murai)  in 1900. Published by Shunyodo.  Artist name "Toshimine" with a red seal on the lower right of the image. Very fine image of a female samurai with cherry blossoms.

Artist: Toshimine Tsutsui (1863-1934)
Date: Meiji 33 (1900)
Size:10 and 1/8 x 8 and 3/4 inches (25.1 x 22.1 cm)
Condition: Good overall. Original Kuchi-e fold lines. Excellent colors and details. Some minor soils and creases as shown. Once chipped and paper residue on the edge of verso. Tiny paper loss in the upper left corner. Please see photos for details.