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   250 Years of Japanese Prints and Illustrated Books

Gallery East

406 Hamilton Road
Perth 6166, W.A.

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Katsushika HOKUSAI (1760 - 1849)

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife (Girl Diver with Octopuses) Takoto ama

Originally from a three volume book of erotica Kinoe no Kometsu published in 1814

In the text, Hokusai alludes to the legend of Princess Tamatori who dived to the palace of Ryujin, the dragon god of the sea, to rescue the pearl stolen from her husband;s family by Ryujin.



woodblock print,22 x 29cm

(image 13.4 x 15.7cm)

Aus $990.

This print carved and printed by artist, carver and printer, Yuuya Shimoi (b. 1987) using traditional materials and methods in 2018







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