Yoshimitsu: The Obon festival in KyotoYoshimitsu: The Obon festival in Kyoto
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Nomura Yoshimitsu (1870-1958)

A vivid crowd at the riverside of the Kamo-river by night, watching the spectacular fire display of the Kanji “Dai” (large) at the slope of Mt. Daimonji (Nyoigadake) in Kyoto.

Title: Nijô-bashi yori Daimonji o nozomu (The Daimonji seen from Nijô bridge)

Series: Kyôraku meisho (Famous Places in and around Kyoto)

Signature: Yoshimitsu

Block cutter: Maeda Kentarô

Publisher: Satô Shôtarô

Date: 1931

Size: Horizontal Oban, 21,4 x 34,8 cm (block size)

Excellent impression, colours and condition. Minor creases, at the left margin some small tears, altogether in very good condition. Early second edition, printed in the 1930s with the Satô seal below the signature of the artist.

Cp.: Dorothy Blair, Catalogue Toledo Museum of Art, exhibition 1936 (set without this print). The new wave, S. 206. Merritt/Yamada, Guide, S. 112. Also Ritsumeikan arcUP2588 (dated 1930)