Woman in stripped kimono carrying furoshiki (untitled)

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph

Woman in Stripped Kimono Carrying Furoshiki (untitled)

by Morita Hisashi, c. 1915-early 1930s

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

IHL Cat. #1636

About This Print

This bijin kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold, resulting from its insertion into a popular culture magazine (taishū zasshi), either illustrated a story or served as a frontispiece.

The title of the print 阿艶殿 is in the upper left corner of the print, but I have not been able to translate it.  The name of the printing company, Tokyo Seibidō, appears in the lower left corner of the print, the detail of which is shown below.

About Taishō-Era Bijinga Kuchi-e
Kendall Brown identifies the "golden age" of bijin kuchi-e, illustrations of beautiful women appearing in Taisho-era popular magazines, as the period between 1914 and 1921, with the genre continuing into the 1930s.

For more information on this genre and popular magazines of the period see the article Bijin Kuchi-e and Taisho-Era Popular Magazines on this website. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1636
 Title or Description Woman in stripped kimono carrying furoshiki (untitled)
notation on verso with name of artist ひさし on left and unread characters, possibly title of the print, in the right column.
 Magazine unknown
 Morita Hisashi (active c. 1920s)
ひさし Hisashi
 Seal no seal
 Publication Date c. 1915-early 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 8 3/4 x 5 15/16 in. (22.2 x 15.1 cm)
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