Takeuchi Keishu: Totenko- A Cock Crows - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Takeuchi Keishu

Title: Totenko- A Cock Crows

Date: 1909

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Description: Friday, 21 October 2005 Title Beauty and Rooster kuchi-e Artist Keishu Takeuchi 1861-1942 Signature Keishu Seal artist's seal Dated 1909 Publisher Bungei Kurabu Technique/Medium Woodblock print Impression good Colors very good Condition very good … two horizontal folds usual for kuchi-e, slightly soiled, album backing partially removed, a worm hole (1/8 inch long) on the lower left under the signature. Description "Totenko" (Cock Crows). Rooster is associated with Shinto shrine. Its call in the early morning was believed to chase away the evil spirits dwelling in the night. Illustration for Bungei Kurabu magazine, vol.15, no.1. Width 8.5 inches = 21.5 cm Height 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm

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