||"Road to Nikko"
(printed before 1946/47)
||Private placement. Consigned by family of Army serviceman
Col.Tom Y. Horton stationed in Tokyo 1946-47.
||Unsealed (not uncommon--as hand-applied by Watanabe)
||9 3/8 x 14 1/4
||Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout print;
deep "gauffrage" (embossing) to clouds and trees;
woodgrain visible in sky; nicely detailed carving. (Ink "smudge" lower center.)
||Good++. Excellent colors. Clean front and verso.
(Tiny tack-holes at margin corners; light creasing, bumping; wear;
||Narazaki #311; Hotei #211.
||A handsomely colorful image of the deeply forested road leading to Nikko.