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'Hina Matsuri' or 'Dolls Festival' for 'Girl's Day Festival'

This fairly scarce woodblock print depicts a traditional and elaborate set of dolls for the Dolls Festival on March 3rd. Girls display their 'Hina' dolls, reserving the top shelf for the Emperor and Empress, with other dolls serving as attendants, court musicians and the like, filling the shelves below. Girl's Day Festival has been held for more than a thousand years in Japan and represents a true Heian period wedding. It bears Kotozuka’s artist seal and the Kyoto publisher seal for ‘Uchida Publishers' within the block. This early edition dates to c1950, and comes from the collection of an American military officer who served in Japan. The sight size measures 14.25" x 9.25" and it is handsomely matted in an acid-free environment, and framed in a simple black frame measuring 19" x 14.5". It is in excellent original condition with superb color.           P7572      $495.00

Eiichi Kotozuka (1906-1979) 'Hina Matsuri' or 'Dolls Festival' for 'Girl's Day'

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