Kôitsu - Ally by night and rainKôitsu - Ally by night and rain
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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)

A nightly view of an alley in Kagurazaka, Ushigome, Tokio during a rain shower. On the big red lantern the name “Doi” ( which is also the name of the publisher)

Title: Ushigome Kagurazaka (Kagurazaka in Ushigome)

Signature: Kôitsu

Seal: Shin

Woodcutter: Harada

Printer: Seki

Publisher: Doi Eiichi

Date: Shôwa 14 (1939).

Size: Oban, 39,2 cm x 25,9 cm.

Very fine, later copy of this print which was very likely first published in this variation in the 1950s. Excellent impression in very good colours. In the left upper corner the watermark “To”.

Cp.: Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, No. TK-DH-56-VI, Img. 3.58, P. 104.