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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)

The big lantern at the gate of the Kannon-temple in Asakusa, Tokio

Title: Asakusa Niomon (The Nio-Gate in Asakusa)

Signature: Kôitsu

Seal: Shin

Woodcutter: Harada

Printer: Seki

Publisher: Doi Eiichi

Date: Shôwa 9 (1934)

Size: Oban, 39,2 cm x 25,3 cm (print size)

Very fine, later copy of this print which was very likely first published in this variation in the 1950s. Excellent impression with very good colours. At the upper margin slightly mounted on carton. At the border of the left margin a bit toned. In the upper left corner the watermark “To”.

Cf.: Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, No. TK-DH-13-VI, pl. 3.15, p. 62