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Night Scene of Kitano Shrine - 北野神社夜
by Asano, Takeji - 浅野竹二
|Artist:||Asano, Takeji - 浅野竹二|
|Title:||Night Scene of Kitano Shrine - 北野神社夜|
|Date:||1952 (this item: First edition)|
|Publisher:||Unsodo - 芸艸堂|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, 24.5 x 36.6 (image size)|
|Condition:||Fine condition. Full margins; Slight embossing; No tears, folds, or creases. The usual light spotting in the margins, as often seen on 1st edition Unsodo prints.|
|Notes:||A very popular oban tate-e scene of the famous Kitano Shrine Buddha by Takeji Asano. This print is a rare first edition, as indicated by the printing of the date in the lower left margin. This date seal was carved off the woodblock after the first edition. Also in the left margin are Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, and Okura carver's seal. Unsodo watermark bottom left margin corner.
The cut-out in the bottom left corner (known as a 'kento cut') is due to the printing process.
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