Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Mannenbashi Bridge (Pre-Earthquake)"
|Title||Mannenbashi Bridge (Pre-Earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Print On Crepe Paper|
|Publisher||S. Watanabe Color Print Co.|
|Reference No||Folk #82|
|Size||12 -1/4 x 5 -1/2 " - Crepe Paper|
|Condition||Very fine, with superb colors.|
Notes: Scarce, Pre-earthquake design. Was kept in the original folder and never displayed. A seldom seen image, with superb 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.