Kunichika Toyohara, Bath House, Sento

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Original Japanese woodblock print. 

Artist: Kunichika Toyohara (1835-1900)
Title: Bath House in Pleasure Quarter
Date: Tsunoi
Publisher: c.1868
Dimensions: (L) 24.3 x 36.5 (C) 24cm x 36.5 (R) 24.3 x 36.4 cm


This print depicts a Japanese bathhouse, or sentō. Bathhouses such as the one here used to be, and still are, very common in Japan and play a big part in Japanese culture. Both the sensuality and social aspect of communal bathing are represented in this image. An original artwork from around 1868, the colours are soft and were created with the help of natural pigments.

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Artist Name Kunichika Toyohara
Title Bath House in Pleasure Quarter
Subject Beauty & Female, Shunga Erotica
Condition Report A few pinholes. Restoration work throughout triptych. Backing. Trimmed.
Dimensions (L) 24.3 x 36.5 (C) 24cm x 36.5 (R) 24.3 x 36.4 cm