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- Shimabara (Shimabara in the Rain, Kyoto) -

Masao Ido


The beautiful woodblock print 'Shimabara' (Shimabara in the Rain, Kyoto) from the "100 Scenes of Kyoto" series captures the serene beauty of Kyoto in the rain. The historic Shimabara district, known for its traditional architecture and serene atmosphere, is depicted with a willow tree and passing kimono-clad ladies holding umbrellas, creating a tasteful mood. The publisher's name "Kan-ei-do," accompanied by a red publisher's seal, along with the carver's name "Tomoaki Nishimura" and the printer's name "Kazuya Kenmochi," are featured on the left margin.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 14 and 1/4  x 10 and 3/8 inches (36 x 26.3 cm)
Image size: 11 and 3/4 x 7 and 5/8 inches (30 x 19.3 cm) 
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: "Masao-ga" and the artist's red seal in the lower left part of the image. 
Condition: Very good condition, with slight scuffs and tape residue on the top margin corners due to being mounted with tape onto the original folder. It will be matted out.


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