Item number:#BJ-15


-  Japanese Woodblock Print -
 "Botan Yuki"(Peony Snow Flakes)
by Kotondo Torii
(1900-1976)
$1100


Beautiful Bijin-ga woodblock print "Botan Yuki"(Peony Snow Flakes) by Kotondo Torii(1900-1976). Very large snow flake, we call "Botan Yuki" (Peony Snow). Because large snow flakes look like white peony petals. This "Botan Yuki" (Peony Snow Flakes) is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published 1931. This print is later edition by Ishu Kanko Kai. Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" water marked. The paper measures about 13 and 1/8 inches by 19 inches. Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed. Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at upper right. Carver name, Susumu Ito, Printer name is Yoshiaki Watanabe and Torii red seal of approval (copyright) and publisher red moneybag seal on the lower left margin.Under the box, Limited edition published seal. Please see incredible Bokashi shading and beautiful "Gaffrage" to her Kimono and edge of umbrella. You can see also very highly detailed carving, specially her individual hairs. Very Japanese in every respect. Perfect Japanese Bijin-ga print. Truly beautiful and gorgeous.



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