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Looking Sleepy

Size: 40.5cm by 27.0cm (15.94 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Era: Late Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 30,000$ 235.00£ 180.00€ 215.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: This print is from a collection of woodblock prints of beautiful women from the Meiji period by a number of leading designers of the day, including Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Ogata Gekko, and Kaburagi Kiyokata. The collection "Meiji no Onna" (Women of Meiji) was published in 1977 by Soudosha, and most of the designs were being reproduced for the first time.

This one is from the series 'Thirty-Two Phases of Manners and Customs' which depicts women of various ages and classes from the late Edo period to the Meiji period and is one of Yoshitoshi's classic sets of bijin-ga.

It depicts a prostitute reclining on her arm on a red futon. The expression of her hair is gorgeous with extremely fine carving.


There is a black mark at the top margin. Also, there are a few traces of glue removal on the backside.

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