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


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.


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