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Shinano Province Canal Miniature Crepe Print

This miniature crepe print depicts a canal scene, with a fisherman on a walking bridge, and travelers making their way.  This is a crepe print, known as chirimen-gami-e.  Crepes were introduced as early as 1800, with a resurgence in the 1880s with the advent of crepe-paper books to satisfy a growing Western market. Best known are those published by the Hasegawa company, which was opened in 1885. Their chirimen-gami publications were especially popular for children's books, as the crepe paper was somewhat resistant to tearing and thus had a better chance of surviving handling by children.  It is in good condition.  The print, on its original mat, measures 2.5" x 3.75", and it is framed in a simple black frame measuring 5.5" x 5.75".  

P235/3534   $65.00

After Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Shinano Province Canal Miniature Crepe

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