Sunny Spell During the Rainy Season
kuchi-e (frontispiece) for vol. 10, no. 9 Bungei Kurabu (popular literary magazine), signed Kiyokata with artist's seal Kiyokata, the beauty's hair embellished with shomenzuri (burnishing), 1904
11 3/4 by 8 3/4 in., 30 by 22.2 cm
A beautiful young woman takes advantage of a break in the rainy season and hangs a pale purple kimono out to dry. Her brown paper umbrella rests in the foreground, and her gaze is held by a dragon fly that has broken the border of the composition and hovers in the top left margin
Nanako Yamada, Mokuhan Kuchi-e (Survey of Woodblock Kuchi-e Prints), 2006, p. 252
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