Artist: Tatsumi Shimura
Title: Hanafubuki (Falling Cherry Blossoms) — 花吹雪
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Title: Five Figures of the Modern Beauties - Falling Cherry Blossoms Very early edition; Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai Artist Tatsumi Shimura 1907-1980 Signature "Tatsumi". Seal Artist's red, rectangular seal. Dated 1953. Publisher Nihon Hanga Kenkyujo. Medium/Technique Woodblock print. Title is embossed on the bottom margin. Description "Hanafubuki" ("Shower of Cherry Blossoms"). From the series "Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai" ("Five Figures of the Modern Beauties"). A beauty is straitening her shawl in a windy spring day. The shower of the falling cherry petals are dancing around her. Note Carver Yanoshita Tadashichi. Printer Inomura Shonosuke. Red seal "Tatsumi Ken-in" (Proofed by Tatsumi) on the lower left margin. Red seal "Gihachi Shirabezumi" (Inspected by Gihachi) on the lower right margin. Width Item 11.6 inches = 29.5 cm Height Item 17.9 inches = 45.5 cm Width Image 10.0 inches = 25.5 cm Height Image 15.0 inches = 38.0 cm Literature Newland, Amy R.; and S. Hamanaka, "The Female Image: 20th Century Prints of Japanese Beauties", Leiden: Hotei, 2000, ISBN 90 74822 20 7, - pg. 181, pl.259