Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Shamisen Player Adjusting Her Hair
Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.
Comments - Lovely surimono design of a beauty adjusting her hairstyle, a shamisen set on the ground before her. She wears a flowing kimono which trails onto the floor around her. A small wooden chest holds a porcelain pot of flowers. Wonderful detail in this attractive print.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 3/8" x 6 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Slight toning and soiling, a few creases. Please see photos for details.