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Komei bijin rokkasen (Tatsumi Roko) by Uramaro / BJ221-494
[Hand-printed woodblock prints] This artwork is an ukiyo-e picture printed by hand. Unlike the printed matter that you touch on a daily basis, these woodblock prints are meticulously handiwork of craftsmen one at a time. No machinery is used in the process. The expert yet delicate techniques of the craftsmen faithfully and carefully reproduce the ukiyo-e paintings of the Edo period.
Type : woodblock prints, Ukiyo-e
Topic : Komei bijin rokkasen (Utamaro Takigawa, from the series, Renowned Beauties from the Six Best Houses).She is Tatsumi Roko, a popular geisha from Fukagawa. The gesture of her hand in her hair is a lustrous beauty painting. The inscription on the upper right shows a dragon, a snake, a boatman's oar, and incense sticks, which can be deciphered as "Tatsumi Roko".
Title : Komei bijin rokkasen (Tatsumi Roko) by Uramaro
Author : Takamizawa Tadao
Artist : Kitagawa Utamaro
Publisher : Yuyudo shuppan
The estimated Period : Showa period (1950-1989)
Material : paper
Printing Method : Hand-printed woodblock prints (This traditional printing technique involves a pattern being engraved on wood. Color is transferred onto paper one color at a time by hand. )
Dimensions : about 315mm x 217mm (12.4in x 8.5in)
Weight : 5gram(0.2oz)
Condition : old item; (damaged by tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, worm-eaten holes, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.