"Hatsurai" (First Thunder Storm)
Very fine hand made woodblock print by Gekko Ogata (1859-1920). "Hatsurai" (First Thunder Storm) this is re-carved edition of original kuchi-e first published by Bungei Kurabu which was a very popular literary magazine in Meiji era. This Bijin is scared by a fierce first thunder storm in season. Signed "Gekko" with artist seal. Gekko Ogata is very famous Ukiyo-e artists of the Meiji era.
This elegant larger re-carved edition by Soudosha Publishers from a limited edition series of only 980 sheets and published on October 1, 1977. Lightly embossed. Still tipped to original presentation folder. Wonderful Japanese woodblock print. Very Japanese mood.
Paper size: 10 and 3/4 inches by 16 inches
Condition: Good Condition. A faint spot above the neck. Minor toning on the left margin. Please see the pictures.