Oranda Jin

Otafuku taking a bath.


Zeshin Shibata (1807-1891)

Signature and seal Zeshin
Colours on paper, 111 x 42.7,
Pale brown damask mounting, 181 x 56.7

Otafuku, or Okame is a goddess for prosperity. She is depicted as a " mummy" and saves you from unpleasant things.

During the 19th century, Zeshin was an important painter in the Shij├┤ tradition and an even more important lacquer artist. In 1873 and in 1876, his work was shown at major exhibitions in the West.

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Otafuku taking a bath.