Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Edomizaka Slope (Pre-Earthquake & Post)"
|Title||Edomizaka Slope (Pre-Earthquake & Post)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Folk #52 and #53|
|Size||15 x 6 -3/4 "|
Notes: A scarce complete set of both states. "A" Seal (pre-quake) and the "E" Seal (post-quake) versions. An interesting study displaying the differences between the 1909 and 1930s impressions.
Several unique variations in the pre-earthquake version of this design - a full moon was added in the post-quake state; bird in the sky is more less prominent in the later state; the ladder in the background has been replaced with a row of trees in the later version; window placement has changed in each house, along with the facial expression (mouth) of the servant and the lantern he is holding. These are just a number of the many revisions made between the early and regular states.