Kiyochika -- "Night Vendors at Asakusa"

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Artist KOBAYASHI, Kiyochika
Title "Night Vendors at Asakusa"
("Asakusa Yomise")
Date 1881 (later "re-strike" ca1950)
Series Loosely as "Tokyo Landscapes."
Publisher Mariashobu Publisher (Kyoto)
Seal, Carver/Printer unk
Image Size 8 1/8 x 12 5/8
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading throughout print; highly detailed, crisply carved lines.
Condition Excellent. Strong colors.
(No flaws noted.)
Reference/Illus Similar scenes in Smith's “Kiyochika, Artist of Meiji Japan."
Comments Illuminated nighttime scene of vendors at Asakusa Shrine. (Printed from superbly and accurately re-cut blocks shortly after WWII.)
Item # Available NOW as JS-345;
(JS-344 Sold/MW; JS-282 Sold/NK)
Price $175