The Kintai Bridge in Suo Province - A beautiful Hokusai scene of a rain shower over the graceful arches of the famous Kintai or Brocade Sash Bridge at Iwakuni in Suo Province. Tiny figures hurry across the structure as raindrops slant across the sky, the towers of a daimyo's palace rising above the trees on the opposite shore. A terrific design from this wonderful 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 - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. A couple faint spots. Please see photos for details.