Tomiya - Summer kimonoTomiya - Summer kimono
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Oda Tomiya (1896-1990)

A young woman in a transparent summer kimono sitting on a bank in front of a house enjoying the evening cool.

Title: Yû suzumi (Enjoying the evening cool)

Signature: Tomiya (?)

Seal: Tomiya

Publisher: Nihon Sôga-in han (stamp at left margin, not in Marks, privately printed?)

Date: ca. 1934

Size: Dai-Oban, 41 x 25,7 cm

Very rare item, probably only one edition was printed. Perfect impression and colours, with relief printing. Perfect condition, paper nearly not toned, two tiny pinholes at left corners.

The artist, who mainly worked as an illustrator, had made only a few woodblock prints with bijin.

Merritt/Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints, p 114.

Amy Reigle Newland/ Hamanaka Shinji, The female image, Leiden 2000, p 165, Fig. No. 232.