||SHIMURA Tatsumi (1907-80)
||"Playing Battledore and Shuttlecock" ("Oibane")
||1953 (Limited edition of 200 prints)
||A recent Tokyo find via dealer contact.
||"Five Figures of Modern Beauties"
("Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai")
||Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho (Kato Junji) (Tokyo, 1930-53)
||Nakagawa/Onodera (active c1940-c55, Tokyo)
||10 x 14 7/8 (plus wide margins)
||Very Fine. Skillfully over-printed hairlines; superb "bokashi" (gradation of colors) shading to face; light
"gauffrage" to flowers worn in hair; gold metallic pigments atop red-petaled flowers of kimono; highly detailed
carving. Large, deeply embossed "kanji title" in center bottom margin.
(No flaws noted.)
||"The Female Image," Plate #259.
||A delightful, technical masterpiece--one of a lifetime total of 5 "bijin-ga" images (all 1953). Published only
once, as a small limited edition (200 copies) in the early-1950's by Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho Publisher (Kato Junji) of
Tokyo. Rarely seen. Roach: "His prints are technical marvels."