||"Bijin Dream" (given title)
||ca1979 ("Showa 54")
(Not new; on nicely "age-mellowed" paper.)
||From a four-print set titled "Genji Emaki" (taken from the set of
illustrations by Okada which he produced for a Genji tale done in
contemporary Japanese by Tanabe Seiko, published by Kadokawa Shoten in
||11 1/8 x 13 1/4
||Very Fine. Boldly carved; black hair nicely over-printed with grey pigment highlights; light "gauffrage"
(embossing) to flowing hair-lines; slightly visible woodgrain to red area; highly detailed carving of individual
||Pristine. (No flaws noted.)
||A strikingly sensuous, dream-like "bijin-ga" image--long flowing hair and brilliant red fabric. Virtually
unheard-of artist. Print is quite RARE (only copy we've ever seen)--a reliable source in Tokyo has told us
"you are lucky...every copy I have ever seen (has been) very badly foxed."