TOKURIKI -- "Soba Restaurant" (#5)

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Title "Soba Restaurant"
(given name)
Date 1951 ("Showa 26")
(vintage printing, pre-1957)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series na
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to tree, curtains, and building; nicely over-printed streaks of falling rain; highly detailed carving.
Condition Nearly Excellent.
Strong, unfaded colors.
Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning; thinning lower verso margin; faint staining wide left margin.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments A classic Tokuriki image--this is the "western clothing" version (note the attire of the two seated customers) of a small streetside noodle restaurant.
Item # BK-62
Price $225 (Sold/JT)