Takeuchi Keishu: Hagoita (Battledore) - 羽子 - Ohmi Gallery

Artist: Takeuchi Keishu

Title: Hagoita (Battledore) - 羽子

Date: 1902

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From Bungei Kurabu, Vol. 8, No. 1. Battledore was a game commonly played by young ladies in Meiji-Era Japan. Kuchi-e prints were foldout prints placed at the front of Japanese literary magazines in the 1890s to about 1910. This edition dates to that period. See the article "Kuchi-e - Literary Magazine Frontispieces" at Ukiyo-e Gallery for a very informative introduction these wonderful bijin-ga prints.

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