Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Fireworks at Ryogoku Bridge - Fantastic scene of fireworks exploding in a shower of sparks above the Ryogoku Bridge in Edo. The bridge is crowded with viewers, and passengers watch from several boats below, the wooden pilings of the bridge forming a geometric grid across the water. From the boat at left, a vendor sells melons and other refreshments to the guests on the pleasure boats. A terrific view of this favorite summer activity, with beautiful shading in the sky and water. A rare subject to find in reprint.
Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Image Size - 7 1/4" x 11 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.