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Takahashi Shôtei (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)
A woman and a child on the festival day of the first day of the horse (Hatsu-uma). They are walking on a path lined by red torii gates, leading to the Shôichiiyama-Inari shrine in the mountains near Kameyama, Chiba Prefecture.
Title: (Nigatsu: Hatsu-uma - 2nd month: the first day of the horse)
Series: (Shinkô Hanga) Tanzaku jûnikagetsu - (New woodblock print) The twelve months in Tanzaku pictures.
Seal: Shôtei (or Rakutei)
Publisher: (Bijutsu-sha, Tokyo)
Date: early Shôwa period, c. 1930
Size: Ko-Tanzaku, 37,1 x 7 cm (overall)
Excellent, very crisp and strong impression and fine colours. Original publisher's backing. Mint condition. Rare.
The title after Shimizu, Syotei (Hiroaki) Takahashi. Folk Museum of Ota City, 2005, pp. 74 and 79, nos. 429-439 (this image no. 432). Shotei.com P-9.