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Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Fishing Fire (Pre-Earthquake)"

arrow-left arrow right "Fishing Fire (Pre-Earthquake)" by Shotei, Takahashi
Catalog ID A2184
Artist Takahashi Shotei
Title Fishing Fire (Pre-Earthquake)
Medium Original Creped Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition First
Date 1909
Publisher S. Watanabe Color Print Co.
Reference No Folk #34 (pg. 18)
Size 5 -1/2 x 12 -1/4 " - Crepe Paper
Condition Fine with fresh colors; slightly toned on reverse.
Price $1400.00
Shipping (US) $45.00
Shipping (Non-US) $95.00

Notes: Scarce, Pre-earthquake design. S. Watanabe pre-quake Catalog No. 327, on reverse. A seldom seen state, with fresh colors.

Chirimen-gami-e ("crepe paper") were crinkled paper prints, sometimes referred to as 'crepon'. Ukiyo-e crepe prints were produced at least as early as 1800 in Edo, and throughout the nineteenth century they were used on occasion for alternate states of some ukiyo-e designs. The compression technique resulted in a highly textured surface and slightly smaller paper size.