1964 Print Edo Period Kosode Robe Kimono Yoshiwara Gay Akasen Image Tokyo Japan

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This is an original 1964 color tipped-in print of a Late Edo Period Japanese kosode (robe) depicting the Yoshiwara Akasen (red light district) of Tokyo in yuzen styled dye which combines gold leaf, dye and embroidery to garment.

CONDITION

This 47+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. Moderate surface rub - right side. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso of the mounting board.

  • Product Type: Orig. Tipped-In Print; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.5 x 10.5 inches; 22 x 27 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 has acquired this rare and beautiful piece from a collection produced in 1964 detailing Japanese decorative art styles through the ages. With objects dating between the Jomon Period (14,000 B. C. E.-300 B. C. E.) to the Late Edo Period (1603-1868 C. E.), it displays the evolution of Japanese artistic discipline and mastery. The collection includes the pottery methods of regional earthenwares; decorative "maki-E" of gold and silver dust lacquer; "raden" mother-of-pearl inlaying and shippo enamel cloissone on metals; and Japanese decorative textiles. To view more images from this collection, please click on the link located at the bottom of the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: Nagao Art Museum, Kanagawa Prefecture, tatami mat, flower, sakura, city

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