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I have an old Japanese painting that I would like to know

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I have an old Japanese painting that I would like to know all about.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I attempted to upload pics but the uploader does not appear to work.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
What is the size?
At your convenience, please send photos.
A complete image of the artwork including frame both front and back (do not remove from frame), a clear in-focus close-up of the signature, and a close-up of the surface so I can see the texture will be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing on your board, then follow the steps on this link:
http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Clicking add files is not working. Can I email the pics or send as text attachment?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It seems to work but not as expected
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The border appears to be gold silk thread. The fram dimensions are 54 x 24. The backing is brown kraft paper.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
Thank you for the images.
Please allow me some time to look these over for you.
~Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The picture looks like "beauty with a birdcage" by kobayakawa kiyoshi to me. Do you need additional images?
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Not at the moment, thank you.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I am not able to decipher the signature.
I can provide an estimate of value based on comparables
~OR~
I can opt-out and open your question again to all the experts at no additional fee.
Please let me know how you would like to proceed.
Sincerely,
Nora
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Nora, please turn it over to the hive mind.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.
Hi There,
Certainly.
I will opt-out and your question will open again to all the experts. If someone knows the answer they will post a response to you here. You do not need to re-list your question and this does not cost you extra.
I will not be able to respond back after opting-out.
I do hope you find the information that you seek.
Sincerely,
Nora

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