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Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 - Picking Herbs - Tsumikusa
Eisen Tomioka, 1864-1905 Kuchi-e
Eisen Tomioka was born in Nagano prefecture under the name of Hidetaro. He went to Tokyo to study drafting and was employed by the army as a civilian. Later he resigned from the army and became a full time illustrator. Most of his works were illustrations for newspapers, journals and books - called kuchi-e.
Biography of Eisen Tomioka
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||Picking Herbs - Tsumikusa|
||Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 |
||"Tsumikusa" (Picking Herbs) from Bungei Kurabu vol.8 no.4. Frontispiece book illustration (kuchi-e) of two small girls picking flowers and herbs on a field in the early spring.
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.
||Artist's seal ('eisen').|
||Very good ... Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e. Light red ink transfer stains. Nominally creased and soiled.|
||12.2 inches = 31.0 cm|
||8.9 inches = 22.5 cm|
||Small and medium-sized prints (90% of all Japanese prints)..
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