Itō Shinsui - Washing The Hair  by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.
Washing the Hair was published in 1953 to celebrate the artist being made an Intangible Cultural Property in 1952. Shinsui (Fukagawa, Tokyo, February 4, 1898 - May 8, 1972) supervised the printing and a mica ground was used, the usual symbol of a special edition. The figure closely follows the right-hand figure on his painted two-fold screen called Tresses , published in 1949.
[Woodblock print, 49.3 x 35 cm]