A new selection of eastern brocade prints
23 horizontal diptychs by Taiso Yoshitoshi
Yoshitoshi had made prints, based on popular scenes from kabuki, before. The new series was far more beautiful and luxurious. It took five years to design and produce the prints (1885-1889). The traditional kabuki is quite unfamiliar for Western people, but Yoshitoshi used naturalistic settings. This approach has been influenced by Dutch drawing booklets.
The prints are listed in the order used by Segi and Keyes. When a thumbnail is clicked, a new page will be opened. The title, a large picture and a description unfold. A 'slide show' of individual prints begins, if ‘next print’ is clicked.
Jan van Reek