Toraji - The heroine ToragozenToraji - The heroine Toragozen
Move your mouse over image or click to enlarge

Ishikawa Toraji (1875-1964)

The heroine Toragozen, from the play „Soga“

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

Seal: Tora

Publisher: unknown

Date: 1922-26

Size: Dai-Oban, 22,3 x 37,8 cm (size of the woodblock)

Very nice impression and colours, with relief printing, with full margins, paper a little bit toned as usual 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 203, pl. 7