The lovely woodblock print 'Sosui' (The Keage Incline in Spring, Kyoto) is part of the '100 Scenes of Kyoto' series. The Keage Incline is the remains of a slope railway (incline) that was part of the boat transport route along the Lake Biwa Canal in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. This woodblock print skillfully captures the impressive sight of the railway stretching straight up the gentle slope, full of cherry blossoms.
Cobblestones and iron rails continue in the direction of Nanzen-ji Temple. The left margin features the publisher's name 'Kan-ei-do' with a red publisher's seal, the carver's name 'Shoichi Kitamura,' and the printer's name 'Osamu Harada.
Keage Incline in Spring
Paper size: 13 and 5/8 x 9 and 3/4 inches (34.7 x 24.8 cm)
Image size: 11 and 3/4 x 7 and 5/8 inches (29.7 x 19.3 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Signed: "Masao - ga" and the artist's red seal in the lower right corner of the image.
Condition: Good condition. There is minor tape residue on the top margin corners because it has been mounted with tape to the original folder. A faint ink smudge on the top margin (left side) They can be easily matted out.
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