Artist: Itō Shinsui (伊東深水)

Print: A Hooded Woman - Okoso-Zukin [お高祖頭巾]

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Dates: 1950,created
Dimensions: 14.5 in,20.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Shinsui (深水)
Publisher's circular seal: Watanabe (ワタナベ )

Related links: Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Freer/Sackler Galleries;

Physical description:

According to Ruth Shaver in Kabuki Costume, fig. 122: "In the okoso zukin [御高祖頭巾], which is worn only in female roles, the cloth covers the entire head and is pulled down along the checks [sic] and crossed under the chin, the ends being draped over the shoulders and left to hang down the back."


Illustrated in color in a full-page reproduction in 伊東深水全木版画 (All the Woodblock Prints of Itō Shinsui), Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 1992, #124, p. 189. The artists seal in that example is different from this one.


There is another copy of this print in the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.