top of page



Tsukioka Koun: Dancing girl 

Japan, Meiji period, 1899


Colour woodblock print, ink and colour on paper, 37 x 24.5 cm, artist's seal and signature. Good colours, good condition.

From the series Pictures of Dances, 1899.

Very little is known about the Meiji artist Tsukioka Koun. He was active around the turn of the century and produced this rarely seen series depicting colourful figures, each representing a dance variety within kabuki, the classical Japanese dance-drama.

bottom of page