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Mizuno Toshikata (1866-1908)

Samurai, smoking a pipe, is casually sitting on his horse. A group of travellers is coming along on  the road.

Signature: Ôju Toshikata e

Seal: Artist's seal (unread)

Publisher: Sûzandô, Tôkyô

Date: 1896

Size: 28,6 x 22 cm

Very nice impression and colours. Two vertical folds, nearly not to be seen, as usual for title pages. A tiny bit soiled and and a few weak creases, otherwise very good condition.

Kuchi-e (Frontispiece woodblock print) for the novel „Oniazami“ (The Thistle) by Murakami Namiroku, published in 1896.

Compare: National Library of Australia, Digital Collection, Clough Collection of kuchie, No 5744869. Lit.: Yamada Nanako, Mokuhan kuchie sôran, Tôkyô 2005.