The Bridge over the Yahagi River at Okazaki - A fantastic landscape scene of the massive bridge crossing the Yahagi River. A daimyo party is shown crossing the long arch of the bridge. Fantastic Hokusai print from his Famous Bridge of Japan series!
Woodblock reprints - In the 20th century, artists and publishers collaborated to recreate famous woodblock prints for interested Japanese collectors and Westerners looking for rare designs. New blocks were made, and the prints were painstakingly printed by artisan printers in the same method as the 19th century originals - one block for each color. Woodblock reprints were an opportunity to collect and enjoy a famous design at a small fraction of the price of an original. They still are today.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 15" x 10"
Condition - With excellent color and detail. Slight spotting in the right margin. Please see photos for details.