Kitagawa Utamaro

Inside and Outside the Mosquito Net

The Ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure. This makes the vivid colors and the soft, warm textures of woodcut prints come to life.

Utamaro in particular incorporated mosquito nets in his works to create a see-through effect. By creating a contrast between a couple on the outside and the inside of the net, he even created the fragile atmosphere between them. Two woodblocks were produced to print the mesh net, one for the vertical lines and one for the horizontal lines which create the three-dimensional and see-through effects of the mosquito nets.

Price 20,000yen(Excluding Tax)

Print Size (cm)38.4 × 25.8 cm
PaperEchizen Kizuki Hosho Washimade by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
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Delivery timeWe will ship the order within 7 business days under normal circumstances.
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