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Yamamura Kôka (Toyonari) (1886-1942)

The heroine Koman from Seki, in „Tanba Yosaku“

Series: Dai Chikamatsu zenshû (Supplements of „The Complete Works of Chikamatsu”)

Signature: Kôka

Seal: Toyonari

Publisher: unknown

Date : ca. 1923

Size: Dai-Oban, 38,5 x 27 cm (size of the woodblock)

Very nice impression and colours, printed with some mica and gold powder, with full margins, paper a little bit toned as usual, a weak spot in the upper part and tiny creases at margins, otherwise very good condition.

From the nice series of illustrations, published on the occation of the 200th day of death of the famous poet Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1623-1724).

Fig. Reigle Newland / Hamanaka, The female image, Leiden 2000, p 89, No 112