Asada, Benji (1899 - 1984)
Sugimoto Kimiyo (杉本君代), cafe waitress.
Paper size: 14.3 x 20.5 cm. From the magazine Taishű hanga (Popular prints), published in Kyoto in 1931 by Taishű Hanga Ky˘kai, under the leadership of Tokuriki Tomikichir˘. Still attached to (part of) the original supporting sheet of paper.
Fine impression and colours, very good condition: a few tiny spots.
Asada Benji has added the following text: "As Ippitsusai Buncho introduced beautiful waitress Kasamatsu Osen to the people today, I wanted to introduce publicly some portraits of waitresses. They are the flowers of Cafe under the red and blue lights. Ms. Sugimoto is the popular waitress of Cafe Union, which will be sponsored by Osaka Jiji News Papers to welcome Charlie Chaplin in Shanghai".
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