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.
Yoshida on the Tokaido Road - Terrific illustration of a famous teahouse along the Tokaido road, the sign in the foreground proudly proclaiming, "Fuji Viewing Teahouse." Visitors relax on the benches, enjoying a view of snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the distance, or smoking a pipe. At lower left, an old man repairs a straw sandal, beating it with a wooden mallet. A handsome design, nicely composed.
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. Slight creasing at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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