Koitsu, Tsuchiya – Tea House, Yotsuya Araki Yokocho – S1605

Koitsu, Tsuchiya – Tea House, Yotsuya Araki Yokocho – S1605


One of Kōitsu’s most popular designs, reprinted many times by the publisher since its original printing in January 1935. The artist presents us with two geishas bathed in the light of a teahouse in the early evening. Kōitsu’s marvelous handling of light is evident in this print. From the title, the teahouse is located in an alley (yokochō) in Yotsuya, Araki-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Carver was Harada and printer was Ito

Format is Oban tate-e. Not examined outside of frame. No visible problems or flaws of note.

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Additional information


Yotsuya Araki Yokochō, Tea House, Araki Street; Tea House at Night


Date of Creation


9.5"x14.2" + margins





JAODB 27572; Ross Walker and Toshikazu Doi, "The Catalog Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu", p. 67 (figure 3.20); The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints #978


Tokyo Views


Artist signature and red seal in image