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Notes (1st edition)Artist Kotondo (1900-1976) Title Ayame Yukata Dated 1932 (confirmed. Month not yet confirmed). Limited edition of only 100 prints, after which the blocks were destroyed. Scene number 6 among 12 Ikeda published scenes. Publisher Ikeda Dimensions 19.5 x 11.5 Notes Ayame Yukata means "Cotton Kimono with Iris Pattern". Reference: The Female Image, 2000, p. 131, pl. 176 Re-issued in the series "Twelve Aspects of Women" circa August 23, 1988. Note: there are a lot of pre-war examples of this scene that do not have edition numbers. They are sometimes mistakenly listed as being edition 4. See my article about Kotondo edition labels here.
Publisher (this edition): Ishukankokai Ikeda Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ikeda Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai Ishukankokai
Date of this item: 1932 1932 1932 1932 1932 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s 1980s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Artist name: Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)????
Title: Ayame yukata ????? Summer kimono with iris pattern

Signed: Kotondo ga
Size: 47,6 x 29,4 cm
Publisher: Ikeda Shoten
Date: 1930

From: http://www.nihon-no-hanga.nl/collectiondetail/650/Torii_Kotondo_(1900-1976)/
This is a rare and very interesting trial print by Kotondo and Ikeda's printers. Note the colour changes (red hair pin), later recarving of the blocks or a change in printing order (iris flowers are more solid on this print) and the addition of dating ?? (early summer 1931).

The blue obi (instead of green) and plain coloured hair comb (instead of yellow) appear to be the result of fading (see the original greens in the fan at bottom right). Kotondo yellows are known to be fugitive.

A big thank you to Willie for this image.

In a Light Summer Kimono with Irises 1932
41.0 x 25.5 cm (image), 48.0 x 29.5 cm (sheet)
signed and stamped with artist's seal within image
embossed with title below image
printer's limited edition cartouche printed verso

edition: First edition, Ikeda Publishers

Mr Edwin A. Dearn, Japan, c1930s
Thence by descent, private collection, Sydney

No edition number, nor scene number. Among a set of 10 Kotondo/Ikeda prints with no edition numbers.
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Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Iris Summer Kimono
Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1932
Size (H x W): 18.75 x 11.5 (inches)
Publisher: Ikeda
Seals: Kotondo
Edition: 4/100 (no, this is one of the many examples that has no edition number and no scene number hand-written on the verso cartouche).
Signature: Kotondo ga
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, embellished with mica and embossing
Edition no. 66/100
-Impression very good
-Condition good
-Slightly soiling
Artist Kotondo (1900-1976)

Title Ayame Yukata
Date Of Work 1932

Publisher Ikeda

Dimensions 19.5 x 11.5

Condition Wonderful impression, color, condition and printing.

Notes Ayame Yukata means "Coton Kimono with Dyed Iris Pattern". With original wrapper and Xed out keyblock.
This is one of the many examples that has no edition number and no scene number hand-written on the verso cartouche.

The print has a seal on the back and text on the front below the picture. More Text is in the top left just like the one on your web site. The size of the print is 12 x 19 however, the framer must have cut at least 1/2 inch off the top and clipped the top left corner as is depicted in the picture I am sending in the next email to you. I had it framed many years ago with no knowledge of any worth of the print or I would have been very careful about who was framing it.

Thank you
Wednesday, 27 December 2006

Torii Kotondo, 1900-1976

Ayame Yukata (Cotton Kimono with Iris Pattern)

Signed Kotondo ga followed by square artist's seal Kotondo; the title on the bottom margin, Ayame Yukata. The publisher's printed cartouche on verso, Ikeda hanken shoyu, hyuku mai kagiri zepan (Ikeda, copyright; edition limited to 100), and numbered in stamped English, 11… 100. Undated, published by Ikeda in 1930.

Dai oban tate-e 47.8 by 29.4 cm
Ayame yukata (Beauty in iris pattered bath robe), published by Ikeda, edition on 100, with original wrapper, 1932
Fine impression, good condition, slightly toned and mat stained

This is the first edition.
Friday, 12 May 2006

Title Cotton Kimono with Dyed Iris Pattern
Artist Kotondo Torii 1900-1976
Signature Kotondo
Seal artist's seal
Dated originally in 1930, this re-carved edition was made in unknown date.
Publisher originally by Ikeda.
Medium/Technique Woodblock print
Impression excellent - very good … (re-carved edition), embossed
Colors excellent
Condition excellent - very good … margins slightly wavy, a horizontal crease (1 inch long) on the right margin, margin corners slightly creased.
Description "Ayame Yukata" (Cotton Kimono with Dyed Iris Pattern).
Format Dai-Oban
Width Item 12.2 inches = 31.0 cm
Height Item 17.3 inches = 44.0 cm
Width Image 10.2 inches = 26.0 cm
Height Image 16.3 inches = 41.5 cm
Ayame Yukata by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print circa 1930. Later impression. Fine condition, color and impression. 19.1 x 13.2 inches. Koika carver's seal, Watanabe printer's seal and watermark in margin. Very nice print with beautiful color and sharp keyblock lines. Strong ink bleedthrough and texture.


Signed- Kotondo, with artist’s seal
Publisher, printer and carver seals- Red “moneybag” seal of the publisher Ishukankokai, name seal of carver and printer, watermark of publisher (all in margin as shown)
Image size- 10 1/4" x 16 1/8" (+ full margins)
Sheet size- 13" x 19" (Large woodblock print size)
Condition- Absolutely perfect condition with no flaws to note. Excellent color, no fading, fine linework. This print has been stored only, never framed.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Shin Hanga: Twelve Aspects of Women - Summer Kimono
Lot AU2
Artist: Torii Kotondo

Format: Large oban tate-e: 19" x 13" approx

Subject: In a Light Summer Kimono with Irises, from the series Twelve Aspects of Women.

A beauty applying make-up in a light summer kimono.

With red moneybag seal and numbered seventeen from the memorial limited edition.

Publisher: I-shu Kanko Kai

Date: Originally in 1933, this edition 1970s.

Condition: Full size. Generally fine state.

Colour: Fine

Impression: Fine with gauffrage
Ayame Yukata (Cotton kimono with dyed iris pattern) by Torii Kotondo. Genuine woodblock print. Later Showa era impression. Fine condition. Koike carver's seal and Watanabe printer's sseal in left margin. Watermark in lower left margin. Strong ink bleedthrough. Nice blind printed lines on kimono. 18.9 x 13.0 inches.

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