Shôtei: Sangatsu
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Takahashi Shôtei (Hiroaki) (1871-1945)

A small river lined by blossoming peach trees meandering through the rural plain. In the background, against a bright blue sky, snow-capped Mount Fuji rises. In the foreground a small thatched tea-house selling sweets.

Title: (Sangatsu - Momo-sato - 3rd month: the peach blossom village)

Series: (Shinkô Hanga) Tanzaku jûnikagetsu - (New woodblock print) The twelve months in Tanzaku pictures

Signature: Hiroaki

Seal: Shôtei (or Rakutei)

Publisher: (Bijutsu-sha, Tokyo)

Date: early Shôwa period, ca. 1930

Size: Ko-Tanzaku, 37,5 x 6,9 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. 433). P-10.