Kimono No. 2, 1963, The Night of a Newly Married Bride
Eikoh Hosoe Signed Limited Edition Print, 15 of 62
Professionally Matted and Framed
The “Kimono” series was photographed by Eikoh Hosoe in 1963 and consisted of 6 images. There are very few photographs from this series that were ever released to the public. Although it is common now to see a very expressive woman wearing a kimono, back then there were numerous rules on posture and demeanor to be followed by women wearing a kimono. Models were treated as dress-up dolls. Hosoe decided to break the rules and focus on the mind-set of the woman rather than focusing on the kimono itself. Kimono No. 2, The Night of a Newly Married Bride, is the most famous photograph from the “Kimono” series. This hand-pulled photogravure was made by Jon Goodman from the original negatives in 2000 as part of the “Tales of Shunkin Portfolio” that consisted of 3 signed prints from the “Kimono” series that was issued with a limitation of 62 copies.
The print is signed and numbered 15 of 62 by Eikoh Hosoe in pencil below the image which measures approximately 9” x 5.5” on Rives BFK paper that measures 15” x 11.5”. The photograph is in FINE condition and is professionally matted and framed using museum quality materials.
A photographs of the image and a close up of the signature treatment appear in the photo section of the listing.