Maiko in the Four Seasons of Kyoto: Spring by Sadanobu Hasegawa III

Maiko in the Four Seasons of Kyoto: Spring by Sadanobu Hasegawa III

Maiko in the Four Seasons of Kyoto: Spring

Sadanobu Hasegawa III

Title

Maiko in the Four Seasons of Kyoto: Spring

 
Artist
Year
c. 1950  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
14 1/4 x 9 9/16" image size 
Signature
publisher's red "U Chi Da Han" seal and stamped artist's signature in the block, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
cream Japanese laid 
State
published 
Publisher
Uchida 
Inventory ID
22801 
Price
$225.00 
Description
Created to promote tourism in post-WWII Japan, Hasegawa's ukiyo-e images of "maikos"--or apprentice geishas--were popular collectibles published by famed Kyoto publishing house Uchida. "Maiko" train primarily in Kyoto and Western Japan, becoming geisha once they've mastered the dances of the "geiko" (geisha), and mastering the Kyo-kotoba (Kyoto dialect) and instruments such as the shamisen.