Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Cold Forest at Hokane (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Title||Cold Forest at Hokane (Pre-Earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Creped Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Folk #22; pg. 15|
|Size||12 x 8 "|
|Condition||Fine; toned with fresh colors.|
Notes: RARE. Toned on the reverse, with faint foxing spots. Shotei "AB" seal; located on the earliest designs during his collaboration with S. Watanabe Publishing Co.
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.