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Antique Japanese Woodblock Print of Court Lady
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Antique Japanese Woodblock Print of Court Lady

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1910: Item # 1316693
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Antique Japanese woodblock print of Court Ladies Sewing Western Clothing. This print is originally from a triptych by Yoshu (Hashimoto) Chickanobu, 1838-1912. A lady in waiting to the empress, demonstrates western style techniques for sewing and cutting cloth. The woman wears a fitted French style mantelet. During the Meiji period, noble ladies were encouraged to wear western wear to demonstrate to foreign visitors that Japan was of equal standing with other nations. It is dated August 23, 1887. It measures 14.75" tall by 10" wide.