Shotei, Takahashi (1871 - 1945), "Fishing Fire (Pre-earthquake)"
|Title||Fishing Fire (Pre-earthquake)|
|Medium||Original Creped Japanese Woodblock Print|
|Reference No||Folk #34 (pg. 18)|
|Size||5 -1/2 x 12 -1/4 " - Crepe Paper|
|Condition||Fine with fresh colors; slightly toned on reverse.|
Notes: Scarce, Pre-earthquake design. S. Watanabe pre-quake Catalog No. 327, on reverse. A seldom seen state, with fresh colors.
Chirimen-gami-e ("crepe paper") were crinkled paper prints, sometimes referred to as 'crepon'. Ukiyo-e crepe prints were produced at least as early as 1800 in Edo, and throughout the nineteenth century they were used on occasion for alternate states of some ukiyo-e designs. The compression technique resulted in a highly textured surface and slightly smaller paper size.