Torii KOTONDO (1900-1976)




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An original painting, full colour on silk with touches of gold, 45.5 x 14.5 in; 115.5 x 36.75 cms. Shows the famous story of the demon Ibaraki of Rashomon (a gate south of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto). The tale relates how Watanabe no Tsuna cuts off the arm of the demon Ibaraki near the Rashomon Gate in 976 to free the neighbourhood of the beast. Watanabe locks the arm in a box. Subsequently he is visited by his wet nurse who asks to see the arm, whereupon she seizes it and flies off revealing her true guise as that of the demon. The story was made into a No play, Ibaraki, and later a Kabuki play. Kotondo is famous for his beauty prints of the late 1920s and early 1930s. In fine condition. Signed Kotondo ga with Kotondo seal.
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Torii KOTONDO (1900-1976)




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Obi, the “Sash”. See The female image, nos 168-2 – p.126. Yellow mica ground. Published by Kawaguchi, Showa 4 (1929). Limited edition of 350 seal au verso.


Perfect impression and colour. Signed Showa yonen go gatsu Kotondo ga.



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Torii KOTONDO (1900-1976)




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Utatane, “A nap”. See The female image nos.177-1 and 177-2, p.132. This impression has a silver mica ground. Published by Ikeda Showa 5 (1930). Limited edition seal au verso, no.53 from 100.


Perfect impression and colour. Minor toning in margin, otherwise perfect condition. Signed Kotondo ga with seal.



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