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Chikamatsu Supplement

Woodblock Print
Heroine Yugiri from Chikamatsu Series
Shima Seien
DATED 1922-1926
11.5'' W x 17.9'' H

These prints are part of a series known as "Supplements of the Complete Works of Chikamatsu Monzaemon" produced between 1922 and 1926. Each print illustrates a scene or character from the famous works of Monzaemon (1623-1724), who was considered one of the greatest drama writers in Japanese history. Many well known artists collaborated on the series, including Kitano Tsunetomi, Ishikawa Toraji, Yamamura Toyonari, and Kaburagi Kiyokata. Important female painters of the period, Shima Seien and Uemura Shoen, also contributed designs.