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Daimonji (Daimonji Festival)

Takeji Asano


Beautiful night scene woodblock print "Daimonji"(Daimonji Festival) is by Takeji Asano. This is one of "Kyoraku Meisho" (Famous Places of Kyoto) series. Titled "Daimonji", Dated "Showa 30nen" (1955) and "Takeji ga, koku" (Drawn and carved by Takeji) on the lower right of image.

Takeji started to work for this "Kyoraku Meisho series" (12 designs) in 1955.
Very romantic night scene in Kyoto. Very peaceful print

There is original folder. Please see last pictures. However, it is in poor condition. If you wish, I can send original folder with print. Shipping charge will be slightly more.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 1/2 x 11 and 3/4 inches (26 x 29.5cm )
Image size: 9 and 5/8 x 10 and 7/8 inches (24 x 27.5cm )
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1955
Signed: Black Takeji signature in lower right of image with red seal.
Condition: Excellent condition. Faint ink smudges and very minor foxing on margin. They are not noticeable. Once tipped on verso.

"Daimonji" is a festival in Kyoto, Japan.
It is the culmination of the O-Bon festival on August 16, in which five giant bonfires are lit on mountains surrounding the city. It signifies the moment when the spirits of deceased family members, who are said to visit this world during O-Bon, are believed to be returning to the spirit world—thus the name Okuribi(roughly, "send-off fire").