Mainichi Shimbun Publisher - From a fine collection of mid-20th century Utamaro reprints published by Mainichi Shimbun. This small Tokyo publisher carved blocks and reprinted many of the great masterwork designs of the Edo era. Their work was exquisite with an emphasis on quality, not quantity. Note the exceptional detail, carefully shaded printing, fine mica backgrounds, embossing, and other deluxe techniques. Mainichi prints are perfect for the collector or for the highest quality reprint for display.
The Bay of Noboto in Shimosa Province - Handsome view of men and women gathering clams in Noboto Bay at low tide. Two men carry baskets filled with shellfish, while young children play on the beach at left, chasing each other beneath the small of the two torii gates. The gates add interest to the composition, the diagonal lines of the beams contrasting with the organic forms of the foliage along the shore at right. An interesting design, nicely shaded.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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