Illustrations of women's Sokuhatsu hairstyle

Illustrations of women's Sokuhatsu hairstyle

Japan: illustrated and published by Izumo Jinshichi, Meiji 18, [i.e. 1885]. Woodblock broadside showing 13 different hairstyles made possible with hair tonic, each with descriptive text; approx. 20" x 14", originally folded and preserving the original printed fukuro; small chip from the upper left corner (not touching and letterpress or illustration); all else fine. Apparently an advertisement for Japanese hair tonic. Sokuhatsu is a women's hairstyle, introduced from the West in the Meiji period - a "swept-back hair with the bun [knot, chignon] at the back of the head." Item #32241

Price: $950.00

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