||1909-1923; (PRE-1923 Earthquake)
||Private placement. Consigned by a southwest print collector/dealer.
||6 1/2 x 14 3/4 ("tanzaku")
Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading throughout; light "gauffrage" to
reflection in water; nicely visible woodgrain in sky and foreground; crisply and highly
||Good++ to Very Good. Strong colors.
(Faint mat-line side edges; glue residues
verso corners; few surface scratches/wear; light toning.)
||Shotei.com website #M-108; Ota Folk Museum Catalogue #62; (not in 1936 Watanabe Catalogue).
||A rarely seen pre-Earthquake Shotei image. Blocks were destroyed in Tokyo's 1923 Great Kanto
Earthquake. (A very similar "chuban" design named
"Itako" (Ota #63) is also known.)
Bears old Nishikiye Sha Catalog sticker verso.
||Christmas Special $750 (Sold/AK)