Woodblock Prints Title:
Ariwara Narihira, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyō), also called Imagery of the PoetsPublication:
Vertical Nagaban; 49.7 x 22.5 cm (19 9/16 x 8 7/8 in.)Publisher:
Moriya Jihei (Kinshindō)Signature:
Zen Saki no Hokusai Litsu Hitsu Original: 1st State
2 Originals from different sources.
Ref # MCJV52nd State State
The second state lacks the seal below the signature and have an added blue sunset and blue bokashi in the upper section of the lake, as seen below:
Ref # MCJV5a3rd State State
2 Originals from different sources :
The third state is similar to the second state, but has a much wider cloud around the moon.Estimated Value:
Ref # MCJV5b
1/ Enji Takamizawa's Replica Early 1910's
Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.
1/ Missing "Star" in the replica
2/ Strong border line in the replica
3/ Could is making a square corner in the replica.
Estimated Value: Ref # MCJV5c
2/ Adachi's 1930's Edition
Estimated Value: Ref # MCJV5d