Original Taisho era artist (not read) Japanese Woodblock Print
Calendar with Mt. Fuji, 1923
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Ryaku-reki - Popular during the Meiji and Taisho eras, "ryaku-reki" are single page, abbreviated calendars. Most feature auspicious imagery to bring good fortune throughout the year, such as objects associated with the Seven Lucky Gods, treasures, cranes, and pines. Some include the animal of the zodiac for that year, while others depict figures or objects from daily life. These attractive designs feature the calendar inset against a vibrant red background framed by a vignette. Many include silver or gold mica accents. Each print comes with the original tissue paper sleeve from the publisher. An interesting genre of Japanese woodblocks.
Special detail - Embossing on Mt. Fuji, dark metallic gold pigment on the clouds.
Artist - Taisho era artist (not read)
Image Size - 8 1/4" x 10 5/8"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two vertical folds from original use. Some prints have slight soiling, a few creases, or light ink transfer from folded storage. Please see photos for details. Generally in nice condition overall.