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Hasui, Kawase (1883 - 1957), "The Nikko Highway"

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Catalog ID A1830
Artist Kawase Hasui
Title The Nikko Highway
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title
Edition Watanabe Seal
Date 1930
Publisher S. Watanabe
Reference No Hotei #211
Size 15 -1/2 x 10 -1/4 "
Condition Very fine, with superb colors.

Notes: Still tipped to the original folder; never framed or displayed.

The Nikko highway or 'Nikkokaido' was one of the five highways (gokaido) that began from the Nihonbashi in Edo (present-day Tokyo); it ran north-south from Nihonbashi to Nikko. The other highways included the Tokaido, Nakasendo, Koshukaido and Oshukaido. The segment of the Nikkokaido illustrated here is in Tochigi prefecture. - Hotei Vol. 1; pg. 83.

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