Moon-rise on Minatomachi
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.
A classical shin hanga
composition and a gorgeous print. There's not much more I can say except, "Look at it closely and you'll see what I mean". The title for this print, as stated in Watanabe's 1936 catalog is "Moon-rise on Minatomachi, girls on bridge". "Minatomachi" is not a particular place, rather it is the compound of Japanese words for "harbor" and "town".
shin hanga landscape print
24.4 x 17.5 cm (9.6 x 6.9 inches)
<= 1936. Not necessarily the date that this copy was printed.
bird, bridge, child figure, female figure, moon, tree, water
(4.5 / 5.0) - Lightly toned, otherwise excellent.
Shotei.com catalog: # C-4 :: Watanabe 1936 catalog: # 190 :: Ota-ku folk museum: # 240.