Woodblock Prints Title: A Beauty Reading a Love Letter
Size: Koban tate-e 8-1/4 x 3 (21 x 8.6 cm)
Signature: Hokusai Ga
Notes: This print represents a young girl dressed as if she is about to travel. Hokusai accentuates her emotions by using the most expressive gesture in the Japanese theater, as she is biting the edge of her dress. This action is known in Joruri plays, to increase sensuality and elegance.
Other Versions: No known replica
Estimated Value: Ref # 7S2