Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Shower in Early Winter Rain at Arakawa River (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Title||Shower in Early Winter Rain at Arakawa River (Pre-Earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Creped Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Folk #75|
|Size||5 -1/2 x 12 -1/4 " - Crepe Paper|
Notes: Pre-earthquake design. A seldom seen state, with fresh colors and still tipped to original paper sheet.
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.