Gekkô: Tea ceremony
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Ogata Gekkô (1859-1920)

Three ladies on the stepping stones in front of the low entrance to a traditional tea ceremony house (chashitsu). To the right a water basin and a stone lantern, behind the fence of the garden a flowering cherry tree.

Title: Chadô (The Tea Ceremony)

Series: Fujin fuzoku zukushi (Women's customs and manners)

Signature: Gekkô

Seal: Gekkô

Carver: Negishi Chokuzan (Chokusan)

Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi, Tokyo

Date: Meiji 24 (1891)

Original Japanese colour woodblock print. Size: Vertical Ôban, 32.7 x 22.2 cm (image)

Very good impression and colours, with gaufrage. Unbacked. Paper a little age-toned, in margins a little bit dust soiled, a few creases. Two faint printer's smudges in margin and image. Overall very good condition.

Cf. MFA Boston, Keidel Coll., 2016.1178 and 2016.1179