Ito -- Kyoto Bonfire Festival

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Artist Nisaburo ITO (active early 1900's)
Title "Celebration of the Dead at Mt Higashi" ("Higashiyama Okuribi")
Date undated, but 1947-50
Series na
Publisher Matsuku Publisher (active 1947-50, "seal" left margin)
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/2 x 10 3/4
Impression Very good. Nicely illuminated windows set against jet black background.
Condition Very good++. (Few minor scratches--otherwise flawless.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Bold, beautifully illuminated nightime scene. Scene is of Kyoto's annual July 15th Festival, where the "kanji" character "Dai" (meaning "large") burns on Mt Higashi as a huge bonefire.
Item # AT-43
Price $150