Hokusai Manga
Scene in a women's bathhouse
Vol. 12, 1878 (later) edition. single plate with full margins, image area about 5" x 7".
In the foreground a woman, inexplicably still wearing her tabi socks, tends her two children, while in the middle a shaven-headed nun shaves her face as well with a straight razor, and in the back a pregnant woman, wearing the traditional supportive sash.  See James Michener, The Hokusai Sketchbooks, p. 72.
$90. postpaid and insured.
 


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