Vintage octopus toy illustration by Kawasaki Kyosen --
The actor, Iwai Hanshiro, playing an onagata, is shown against an evening sky with three bats, signs of good luck, circling above. The actor gathers the vibrant kimono, plaid both inside & outside, in lush folds & turns to show off his lovely hair & large hairpins. #TuesdayTreat #Onagata
Akita Prefectural Library in Japan have a series of six toy design illustration books produced between 1891 and 1913 by (I think) Yamada from Kyoto.