Yoshitoshi: The Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree (Komachi sakura no jô) (Sold)
Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: The Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree (Komachi sakura no jô)
Series: “New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts”
The beguiling Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree, who has appeared to thwart the forces of evil in the kabuki play “Love Story at the Snow-Covered Barrier.” Her kimono is printed in a very subdued grey-purple, befitting of a spirit, and is decorated with cherry blossoms. Cherry petals fall all around her like snow. Condition is exceptional--an extremely early edition with full margins.
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. “First” edition.
Publisher: Sasaki; Engraver: Hori Yu
Literature: Stevenson, plate VIII.