Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)Woodblock Prints Title:
Visitors to the Inari Shrine at ‘ji1st Publication:
Ebangire; 18.6 x 51 cm (7 5/16 x 20 1/16 in.)Date of this edition: 1802 Publisher:
Fully margin. Lower right corner loss and teared, not affecting the print. Some color fading, consistent with original prints made in the early 1800's. Vertical crease now flattened. Some weaker area in the center of the print not affecting it though. A small stain in the upper margin near the tree. Very good colors and impression. Good to very good overall condition.Notes:
Very rare long surimono. Not only this print is rare on its own, these are very rarely found fully margin. The blank upper section of the print was used to let the owner hand write something most likely to promote an event, then tossed after the party. As per the ones that were never used, their owner would trim the upper section to only keep the image section of it.
A similar edition can be found at the Museum of Fine art in Boston for reference HERE
More prints from the series "Long Surimono's" are visible HEREPictures:
Pictures are taken outdoor, in the shade, to reflect true colors, without any enhancements of any kind. The last picture is taken indoor, with a light behind the print, to reveal the exact paper grain, holes if any, or other possible flaws.