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Moon Goddess - Kuchi-e

Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905

Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905

 

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.

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Moon Goddess - Kuchi-e - Rare.

Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905

Frontispiece illustration. The moon goddess and her attendant are descending to an ocean beach with pine forest.
Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were 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.

Mosai Eisen.

Artist's seal.

1892.

Woodblock print.

Good.

Very good.

Good ... Lightly creased. Slightly soiled. Lower left corner area is soiled. One vertical fold around the middle - left. One horizontal fold on the upper area. Small missing sections on the edges.

8.0 inches = 20.4 cm

10.2 inches = 25.8 cm

Kuchi-e.
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