Artist: Ogata Gekko
Title: Preparing Tea Ceremony
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A lady is preparing for a tea ceremony. Kuchi-e for the novel "Kama-biraki" from Bungei Kurabu Vol. 15, No. 13. Kuchi-e (frontispiece illustration) was made for the popular literary magazines largely aimed at the female readers in Meiji-Taisho era. They were published by newly established publishers such as Bungei Kurabu, Shunyodo and Suzando. These publishing companies; among which Chuo-koronsha, Kodansha, Shinchosha still exist; published not only literary subjects but also many different everyday subjects such as cooking, sewing and hobbies as monthly publications.