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Noguchi Mokuyama (1826-1872)
Hyaku fukuzu - 100 (80) women of good fortune
Signed: Mokuyama Gisha
Seals: Baisai
Technique: sumi and red on silk 121.8 x 47
Mounting: yellow damask
195 x 60.6
Condition: lightly worn at the top of the mounting, somewhat soiled and creased, otherwise good

Otafuku represents a lovely, always smiling Japanese woman who brings happiness and good fortune to any man she marries.

Mokuyama was a painter from Kishû province, South Honshû

Araki p. 352