Chinese Warrior, Hashira-e, Pillar Print


Artist: Unspecified
Title: Chinese Soldier
Date: late 18th century
Size: 68.4 x 11.5 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

chinese warrior, hashira-e, pillar print
chinese warrior, hashira-e, pillar print chinese warrior, hashira-e, pillar print

Hashira-e, or pillar prints, is a narrow print format originally intended for decoration of the supporting pillars in traditional Japanese houses. The prints would have been pasted to the pillars and exposed to the elements of the Japanese household, making those that have survived very rare collectibles. While these more unusual sizes present their own challenges to the printing process, they also allow the artist to be experimental, imaginative, and innovative with the design’s compositional limitations.

Subjects range from the traditional portrayals of bijin (beautiful women), to legendary figures and heroes, to birds and flowers, in a limited space brimming with artistic imagination and expression.


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Print FormatHashira-e (Pillar Print)
SubjectSamurai & Male
Dimensions68.4 x 11.5 cm
Condition ReportWear and soiled, discoloured, additional papers attached on the back to support paper, minor stains based on glue on top, joined panels.
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