Saitō Kiyoshi: Maiko Kyoto
Artist: Saitō Kiyoshi
Title: Maiko Kyoto
Date: ca. 1960s
Portrait of a young geisha, shown seated from behind with her powdered white neck exposed and her obi mimicking the pattern of woodgrain. Saito has captured the pose perfectly, although rendered in his minimal and mingei-like style.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: Roughly ôban.
Seal: artist’s seal “Kiyoshi” in red
Signature: Kiyoshi Saito (in white)