Shôtei: Chômei temple in the rainShôtei: Chômei temple in the rain
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After Takahashi Shôtei (1920/30s)

Heavy night rain. Passers-by under their umbrellas crossing a footbridge, in the background a temple in the hills.

Title: Chômeiji no ame (Chômei temple in the rain)

Seal: Hokusai

Publisher: unknown

Date: C. 1920/30s

Size: Vertical Ôtanzaku (Mitsugiri-ban), 38,5 x 17,3 cm (overall size)

Excellent impression, colours and condition.

With some minor changes, this image corresponds to Takahashi Shôtei's "Rain at Terashima" ( M-8). It was a quite common practice of the time to copy or paraphrase successful images, adding familiar artist names such as here the seal reading "Hokusai". Interestingly too, also a new title is given.