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Title

Doll festival

1991

Artist

Kawabe Isshū

Japan

1941 –

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Sangatsu no onnanoko
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1991
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    screenprint
    Edition
    A.P.
    Dimensions
    104.0 x 90.0 cm image; 120.0 x 100.0 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r., pencil "Isshu". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1993
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    430.1993
    Artist information
    Kawabe Isshū

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Born in Miyasaki Prefecture in Kyushu, where he still lives, Kawabe was educated at Miyazaki University and Saga University of Education. His warmly coloured collage-style prints focus on young girls. In this print he contraposes an innocently naked young girl against the fragmented icons of the Doll Festival. The Doll Festival ('Hina Matsuri') is an annual event for girls held on the 3rd of March. 'Hina' dolls, which constitute a set representing emperor, empress, attendants and musicians in ancient court dress, are hierarchically arranged on tiered platforms, interspersed with miniature accessories and offerings; this practice of displaying dolls each year in the home dates back to the Edo period ( 1600-1867).

    Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 53, 56.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication