Itō Shinsui: Contemplating the Coming Spring
Artist: Itō Shinsui
Title: Contemplating the Coming Spring
Series: Twelve Forms of New Beauties
Date: 1923, December
A maiko shyly covers her mouth with her sleeve. An apprentice geisha, she wears the maiko’s distinctive red collar and hairstyle. She could be contemplating the public odori dances that are held each spring.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Watanabe Shozaburo
Literature: The female image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties, 2000, p. 57, pl. 43.
Signature: Shinsui ga