Ishu Kankokai - The publisher Ishu Kankokai of Tokyo is best known for its commemorative edition prints of shin-hanga beauties by Torii Kotondo and Hashiguchi Goyo, but they also did fine quality reprints in the 1980s of classic ukiyo-e works by masters such as Hokusai and Utamaro.
Comments - Lovely scene of a beauty on the dock next to a pleasure boat, holding an umbrella as snow falls heavily through the wintry gray sky. She wears a striped gray kimono bordered with a gray and white print over a red under robe, tied with a geometric patterned kimono, her robe blowing in the breeze. An attractive design, rarely seen in reprint.
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 - Eizan (1787 - 1867)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.