Shower at Tokaido; Passengers at a loss
Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945) - You can find lots of information about Shotei on my All About Takahashi Shotei page
. He used various art names, such as Hiroaki, Rakutei, and Kakei.
This print is a commonly seen post-quake version of a rarely seen pre-quake design. It's always been a source of wonder for me to realize just how much of this design was plagiarized from Hiroshige's "Suhara" which is station #40 of his series "The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road". This print points out the essence of why Watanabe hired Shotei in the first place. His job was to produce new ukiyo-e designs similar to the old ones.
shin hanga landscape print
37.4 x 16.1 cm (14.7 x 6.3 inches)
<= 1936. Not necessarily the date that this copy was printed.
male figure, rain, tree, wind
(3.0 / 5.0) - Printed on thicker than normal paper. Medium toned overall. Some kind of spotty residue on the verso side. 2 small pinholes within the image near the lower left corner.
Shotei.com catalog: # M-10 :: Watanabe 1936 catalog: # 210 :: Ota-ku folk museum: # 54.