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1883 Wood Engraving Japanese Poet Koto Hokkei Hokusai Japanese Ukiyoe Edo LAJ1

1883 Wood Engraving Japanese Poet Koto Hokkei Hokusai Japanese Ukiyoe Edo LAJ1

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This is an original 1883 black and white wood engraving of ukiyo-e or wood block print depicting a poet playing the Japanese stringed instrument, the koto by Totoya Hokkei, prominent student of famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. Hokkei rose to prominence as a favored artist of the style after years of working as a fish monger.


This 128+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso resulting in letter press imprinting.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5.25 inches; 9 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is delighted to offer items from this limited edition collection of ultra rare Japanese art, numbered 410 of 1400, which had been expertly fabricated in Paris, France in 1883 on velin, or wove paper. Images in this collection include that of statues, sculptures, wall scrolls, gods and goddesses, wildlife, weaponry, sculptures, other handicrafts and more. Come delight in the history of Japan and its unique and elaborate Asian artworks. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: eboshi, yukata, kimono, screen, sumi ink, courtly instrument, costume, instrument