Japanese Geisha Watercolor on Silk Set (2) by Ishikawa Kiyohiko in Vanier, Ontario for sale


17" x 13" picture 21 ¾" x 17 ¾" frame.
50% Off (Reg $600)
Timeless painting of 2 Japanese Geisha women in full traditional Kimono's.
The first Geisha is holding a classic oil-paper umbrella or Wagasa which is both a work of art and also used to shield from the elements and possible evil spirits. The fact that the umbrella is green seems to infer she is a maturing geisha. She is also wearing a Furisode kimono which are the most formal and are usually worn by unmarried women. This is complemented with a Maru Obi sash which is the most formal type of sash and worn during the Taisho and Menji periods. In her hair she wearing the traditional Kanzashi ornament. Finally she is wearing Okobo sandals with red straps indicating she is just starting her training and the tall sandals prevents the Kimono from touching the ground. A classic of Japan is the background of the cherry blossom tree.
The second Geisha wears the longer skirted Uchikake that is worn open over a Kimono. Her hair is accessorized with traditional Kanzashi hair sticks. She also has a folded fan or sensu while wearing a more traditional Zori sandal. She stands under the shade of the Japanese Maple.
Purchased in the early 1960's. Paintings may be older. From a smoke free home. The painting is hand signed including the chop stamp of the artist Ishikawa Kiyohiko (1900-1963) in the margins.
Reference: http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/kiyohiko-signed-antique-japanese-silk-1785129275
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