Utagawa YOSHIKAZU (1848–1870)
Signature: Yoshikazu ga
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon (1830s – 1862)
Condition: good impression, some fading, some thinned areas
A Beauty carries a decorative Branch which has a "Okame (or Otafuki)" mask.
Okame is the goddess of happiness. The branch signifies happiness.
Original Japanese Woodblock Print, Size: Vertical Oban Diptych (upper sheet 35,1 x 24,7, lower sheet 33 x 24,6 cm)