[Reproduction woodblock print] This piece is a reproduction of a woodblock print created using the same techniques of the Edo period. The woodblock print is carefully handcrafted by artisans one by one without the use of machinery.
Type : woodblock prints, Ukiyo-e, reprint edition in the Showa period
Topic : The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido. The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido, is a series of ukiyo-e works created by Utagawa Hiroshige and Keisai Eisen. There are 71 total prints in the series (one for each of the 69 post stations and Nihonbashi; Nakatsugawa-juku has two prints). This prints is Sjhinmachi-shuku by Utagawa Hiroshige. (This prints is one of 69 stations, instead of 69 stations.)
Title : Kiso kaido rokujukyu-tsugi (Shinmachi-shuku) by Hiroshige
Author : Narazaki Muneshige
Artist : Utagawa Hiroshige
Publisher : Nihon Hanga Kenkyujo
The estimated Period : Showa period (1977) but, details are unknown.
Material : paper
Printing process : The tesuri method (A traditional printing technique in which the designs carved on wood are hand-printed onto paper one color at a time.)
Dimensions : about 256mm x 380mm (10.1in x 15in)
Weight : 8gram(0.3oz)
Condition : old item; may have some wear. (damaged by worms, tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.
The work is not a modern reproduction, but an actual one which had been printed in 1977(estimated).