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Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 - Housecleaning - Susuharai
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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||Housecleaning - Susuharai|
||Eisen Tomioka 1864-1905 |
||Kuchi-e frontispiece illustration for the novel, "Susuharai" (Housecleaning) in Bungei Kurabu vol. 8, no. 16.
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.
||Excellent - very good.|
||Good ... Two vertical folds usual for kuchi-e. Nominal foxing and soils. A vertical center fold.|
||11.8 inches = 30.0 cm|
||8.7 inches = 22.0 cm|
||Merritt, Helen; Nanako Yamada, "Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints: Reflections of Meiji Culture", Honolulu; University of Hawaii Press, 2000, ISBN 0-8248-2073-8, - |
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