Eiichi Kotozuka Oharama Girl Woodblock Print
Eiichi Kotozuka 1906 – 1979. Kotozuka’s Oharama Girl is a colourful original depiction of women peddlers from the Heian period to the Meiji period. The Oharama Girl peddles small items from the village of Ohara such as firewood, flowers, and agricultural products.
Engraved and printed by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company in the 1950s with the Uchida seal and the seal of Kotozuka. There is some foxing which can be seen in the images.
Approximate Sheet Dimensions 46 cm Height and 29.5 cm Width
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Kotozuka studied at the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting. He was one of four artists who co-founded a co-op publishing house called Koryokusha in the 1940s. The other three artists were Tokuriki, Tobei and Tosobura.