'Snow at Okabe'
This miniature woodblock print image by Shotei is documented in Watanabe's catalogs from the early 1930s. It depicts Okabe village with two komusō walking in the snow, one carrying his shakuhachi. The komusō were a group of Japanese mendicant monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism who flourished during the Edo period. Komusō were characterized by a straw bascinet worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego. This print bears Shotei's seal. It was published by Watanabe Publishers in the 1930s for the tourist industry. The print measures 4.25" x 2", and the frame measures 7" x 5". P7033 $75.00