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.
Turban-Shell Hall of the Five Hundred Rakan Temple - Handsome design of visitors admiring the view of Mt. Fuji from the verandah of the Sazai or Turban-shell Hall of the Five Hundred Rakan Temple. At left, a young man perches atop the bottom railing, gesturing excitedly at the snow-capped peak, while a beauty rests her forearms against the top rail. At right, two pilgrims take a break, sitting on the floor for a rest. Each wears a golden yellow vest and has a large pack. Along the horizon, a lumberyard can be seen at right, at right and rooftops peek above the green foliage on either side of the sacred mountain. A handsome composition with nice architectural detail and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 10" x 15" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.
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