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Shinano Province Miniature Crepe Print

This miniature crepe print depicts Lake Suwa at Shinano Province. There are large huts and towering pine trees, along with a walking bridge.  It 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 2.75" x 4.25", and it is framed in a simple black frame measuring 5.5" x 5.75".  P437/3531  $65.00

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

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