Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Moon over Ayasegawa River (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Title||Moon over Ayasegawa River (Pre-Earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Shotei.com: M-149|
|Size||15 x 6 -3/4 "|
Notes: A scarce, pre-earthquake design. Artist seal: Kakei (early artist name for Shotei, Takahashi).
Shotei, Takahashi designed woodblock prints for the famous publisher S. Watanabe - about 500 prints before the great earthquake in September 1923. All blocks were destroyed by the fires in the aftermaths of the great earthquake. Afterwards he resumed his work and created about 250 additional prints, before passing away on February 11, 1945.