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Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 - Samurai and Koto Player - Kyokusui
Toshikata Mizuno, 1866-1908
Toshikata Mizuno studied the art of woodblock making with Taiso Yoshitoshi from the early age of 13, later Japanese style painting with Watanabe Shotei. At the age of 20 he became a porcelain painter. He later worked as an illustrator and print maker. Toshikata Mizuno produced many Sino-Japanese war prints. Other preferred subjects were beautiful women, children and kuchi-e.
Biography Toshikata Mizuno
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||Samurai and Koto Player - Kyokusui|
||Toshikata Mizuno 1866-1908 |
||A koto player. In the upper left inset, a stern looking samurai is depicted.
Frontispiece illustration (Kuchi-e) for the novel "Kyokusui" in Bungei Kurabu vol.5 no.13.
Kuchi-e was published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando. These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.
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||Very good ... shomen-zuri patterns on her hair.|
||Very good ... Paper toned. Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e. Nominal foxing. Nominally creased.|
||12.1 inches = 30.7 cm|
||8.8 inches = 22.4 cm|
||Small and medium-sized prints (90% of all Japanese prints)..
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