Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780-1850)

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A large ( 17.25 x 24.25 inches; 44 x 62 cms. ) aerial view of the Asakusa Kinryu Shrine in the Eastern Capital, Toto Kinryuzan, Asakusa dera no zu. Published c.1830s by Izumiya Ichibei and Mamura Hanbei and blocks cut by Akibara Namijiro. At the top right a red seal ( of a collector or shop ) Ei-o do. There appears to be another edition of this view with another publisher, lacking block cutter’s name and without the setting sun top right. Rare: For obvious reasons these large views did not survive in any quantity.

Very good impression and colour. Faint fold marks with some expert restoration. Lightly laid onto Japanese paper. Signed Aoigaoka Hokkei sha.

Status: Sold

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