OKADA -- "Bijin Dream"

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Artist Yoshio OKADA
active ca1970's/80's)
Title "Bijin Dream" (given title)
(aka "Matsukaze")
Date ca1979 ("Showa 54")
(Not new; on nicely "age-mellowed" paper.)
Series 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 Showa 54).
Publisher Yuyudo
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 11 1/8 x 13 1/4
Impression 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 hair-lines.
Condition Pristine. (No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments 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."
Item # JS-2211
Price $1250 (Sold--HG)