Enter New Title Publisher: Doi Hangaten; Printer: Yokoi; Carver: Harada
A rosy glow pervades the image, presumably from lights inside the teahouse. Geishas are entering and leaving, both seen in profile like mirror images; a sense of calm and mystery prevails in this subtly handled scene - one of Koitsu's best.
Chinese Rank Badge An elaborately stitched embroidery depicting a peacock perched on a branch surrounded by flowers and waves The fabric is framed with green silk and gold wood. A civilian rank badge from the late Qing Dynasty, 1662-1911
#806 - Seven Wise Men This dramatic and humorous Print is one of a kind both for its size and complexity. The interplay of glances between the owls and each owl's unique direction of focus gives them a sense of individuality, a relieved contrast to their cramped proximity. They are arranged from tallest to shortest, with the sky seeming to mirror their relative heights.
Seated Nude This is one of the Artist's rare older Prints, dated to 1974, printed on the buff hand-made paper that he used at the time; the figures are full bodied, simplified, sensuous images in different poses, sometimes looking boldly at the viewer, other times turning away; the figures are shown with black/white patterns in strong contrast to their light bodies and have the characteristic red dot on breast or ear