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Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

Japanese Color Offset Lithograph


appearing in the magazine Fujin sekai

by Ikeda Terukata, 1918

Noguchi Kōgai (active c. 1920s-1930s)

IHL Cat. #2400a

About This Print

This bijin kuchi-e with its characteristic tri-fold, is bound into the April 1918 issue of the popular women's magazine Fujin sekai (Women's World). This bijin kuchie serves as an illustration for the 5th installment of the serialized novel Reishō by Tengai Kosugi 小杉天外 (1865-1912) which ran in the magazine prior to its publication in three volumes from 1919 to 1921.

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Full length novel Reishō (installment 5)
by Tengai Kosugi (1865-1952)
Shirokane Goten
長篇小説 靈鐘 (

About Taishō-Era Bijinga Kuchi-e
Kendall Brown identifies the "golden age" of bijin kuchi-e, illustrations of beautiful women appearing in Taisho-era popular magazines, as the period between 1914 and 1921, with the genre continuing into the 1930s.

For more information on this genre and popular magazines of the period see the article Bijin Kuchi-e and Taisho-Era Popular Magazines on this website. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description
霛鐘 Reishō

霛鐘 [挿画] .. 池田 輝方
Reisho [insert] Ikeda Terukata
 Magazine Fujin sekai (Women's World), volume 13, number 5
 婦人世界 第十三巻第五號
 Artist Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921)
輝方 Terukata
 not sealed
 Publication Date April 1, 1918 大正七年四月一日
 Publisher Jitsugyō no Nihonsha
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - bound into original magazine; characteristic tri-fold
 Genre bijin kuchi-e
 H x W Paper 
 11 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (30.2 x 21.9 cm)
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last revision:
11/10/2020 created