Kokunimasa: Enjoying Swimming at the Beach (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Kokunimasa
Title: Enjoying Swimming at the Beach
Date: 1893

“Swimming at Oiso, Distant View of Mount Fuji”. Depicted is the first Japanese beach for sea bathing, which opened in 1885. Some of the women wear knitted woolen bathing suits, while at least one woman is enjoying the water without clothes on. Western-style hats seem common, yet two of the beauties wear fully traditional Japanese outfits.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Some very minor creasing.
Dimensions: ôban triptych
Publisher: Katada Chojiro
Signature: Kokunimasa