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Takehisa Yumeji, 'Princess Tatsuta' (Tatsuta-hime), a colour woodblock print

© 2004 Takehisa Yumeji

 

Height: 512.000 mm
Width: 390.000 mm

Asia JA 1982.10-7.010

    Takehisa Yumeji, 'Princess Tatsuta' (Tatsuta-hime), a colour woodblock print

    Japan, around AD 1935

    From 'A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print' (Takehisa Yumeji moku-hangu-shū)

    Tatsuta-hime, the Shintō goddess of autumn and the harvest, is shown here as an elegant modern beauty in a high-waisted kimono with long swinging sleeves. She poses before a distant, barren Mt Fuji.

    The artist is quoted as saying about Princess Tatsuta: 'She's the crowning woman of my life. She's Miss Nippon!'

    L. Smith, The Japanese print since 1900: (London, The British Museum Press, 1983)

    T. Clark, 100 views of Mount Fuji (London, The British Museum Press, 2001)

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