Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Young Girl of Meiji, Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners

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Artist: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)
Title: 'Hazukashisou' A shy young girl of the Meiji era(1868-1912)
Series title: Fuzoku Sanjuniso (Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners)
Publisher: Tsunashima Kamekichi
Date: 1888
Dimensions: 23.7 x 35.6 cm
Condition: Minor red spots. Very light warping of the paper on the left.

First edition print.

 

A print from Yoshitoshi's series 'Thirty-Two Aspects of Customs and Manners', which chronologically depicts different women from the Kansei era (1789-1801) to the Meiji era (1860-1912). The Kansei era was marked by reactionary reforms put in place to rectify the perceived excesses of the Japanese shogunate, limiting trade with other nations by enforcing a stricter closed-door policy. In contrast, the Meiji era saw Japan opening up to the West and even adopting some of its culture and politics. Yoshitoshi interestingly depicts this dramatically eventful history through women of various background and sentiment. Here, a girl from the Meiji era coquettishly tugs onto her kimono with her teeth.

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Artist Name Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Title A shy young girl of the Meiji era(1868-1912)
Subject Beauty & Female
Condition Report Minor red spots. Very light warping of the paper on the left.
Dimensions 23.7 x 35.6 cm