Original Keika Hasegawa (active 1892 - 1905) Japanese Woodblock Print
Light Sword (Tsurugi no hikari) Chrysanthemum
Series; One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika, 1893
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One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika - Beautiful design from Keika Hasegawa's series "One Hundred Chrysanthemums by Keika," published in 1893. Throughout Japan, the kiku or chrysanthemum is honored as a beautiful symbol of longevity and perfection, and is the official crest of the emperor. These lyrical illustrations capture the individual character of the many different varieties with sensitivity and grace, combining elegant and expressive lines with color ranging from delicate to vibrant.
Artist - Keika Hasegawa (active 1892 - 1905)
Image Size - 12 1/8" x 8 7/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Stitching holes at side. Slight toning, light crease at top edge. Some prints have a few spots. Please see photos for details.