Sakai Kokodo Han Publishing House - Established in 1870 in the Kanda area of Tokyo, Sakai Kokodo Han quickly distinguished itself as one of the foremost and finest publishers of ukiyo-e reprints. These handsome Meiji era reprints of masterworks by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige are beautifully done, with a wonderful attention to detail and color. A great opportunity to purchase a quality reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Comments - Charming pillar print of a courtesan standing next to a pot of flowering pinks, looking down as she adjusts a hairpin. She wears a striped kimono tied with an obi patterned with stylized geese in flight, and her fan is decorated with iris blossoms. An attractive design we've never seen in reprint before. With circular Sakai Kokodo Han publisher's seal at lower right.
Artist - Harunobu (1724 - 1770)
Image Size - 25 7/8" x 5 3/4"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Backed with paper. Toning and creasing, slight soiling, a few spots. Please note: due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Good overall.