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Writing Utensils, Products of Arima, Arima San - Katsushika Hokusai prints

Writing Utensils, Products of Arima, Arima San

By Katsushika Hokusai

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Writing Utensils, Products of Arima, Arima San - Katsushika Hokusai print

Katsushika Hokusai
1822

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Date: 1822

Medium: woodcut/woodblock/ukiyo-e

Edition size: n/a, early lifetime impression

Sheet size: 20,7 x 18,1 cm

Condition: pristine

Signature: signed

Price: poa

Description:

Very fine impression, embellished with metallic pigments, silver and gold. Fine colour and condition.

The print depicts writing utensils: two doll-capped brushes and a portable brass writing set on a folded sheet of paper, in the foreground a sheathed knife and scissors. In the background a Yatate, a Japanese personal writing set in the shape of a pipe.

Poem by Chikushien Itoyori, which refers to Mount Arima, its hot springs and bamboo grass.
Mount Arima is like the rouge on a bamboo / Grass base used by the women at the bathhouse / rustling gently in the Spring breeze.

Another impression of this surimono, coming from the Hayashi collection, is published in Edythe Polster - Alfred H. Marks, Surimono: Prints by Elbow, Washington, D.C., 1980, no. 305, p. 273, illustrated.

Another one is preserved at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Inv. no. RP-P-1958-299.

The Rijksmuseum impression has been published twice:
C. van Rappard-Boon And M. Forrer, Hokusai and his school, Amsterdam 1982; cat. no. 43, p.35
M. Forrer, Surimono in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam 2013; cat. no. 257, p. 139

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