#15 Kajikazawa in Kai Province

#15 Kajikazawa in Kai Province
Item# 36-views-of-mt-fuji-15-kajikazawa

Woodblock Prints Title: Kajikazawa in Kai Province (K˘shű Kajikazawa), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjűrokkei)

Publication: November 1830

Size: Horizontal ˘ban; 26.2 x 38.7 cm (10 5/16 x 15 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)

Signature: Zen Saki no Hokusai Hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Notes: This print is part of the first five print made of the series.

Original: 1st state. Known as the All blue (or pure Aizuri-e), an all blue print using the freshly new arrived color from Europe: the Prussian Blue.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V15

2nd State: known as the blue outline. It has added colors (Green, and salmon) and lack the kiwame seal on the lower left corner. The sunset is now salmon colored. 3 originals from different sources.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V15a

3rd State: known as the black Outline. It differs from the blue outline, as the main key block uses black ink instead of blue ink. The difference is obvious when looking at the lines around the title

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V15b

1/ Enji Takamizawa Replica 1910's

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.

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The paper is thin like an edo era print, but the paper is different from the original. Later editions of this replica has a thicker paper. Estimated Value: Ref # 36V15c

2/ Unidentified Replica 1920's (Most Likely Adachi)

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.

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Paper is thicker, like a Shin Hanga. Estimated Value: Ref # 36V15d