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Lovely scene of Geese in flight over Lake Kawaguchi at the base of Mount Fuji.  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. The print measures 3.25" x 4.5", and the gold tone frame measures 5.75" x 7.75".       P259     $65.00

Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) 1797-1858) Lovely scene of Geese in flight over Lake

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