Ariwara Narihira

Ariwara Narihira
Item# Ariwara-Narihira1

Woodblock Prints Title: Ariwara Narihira, from the series A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poetry (Shika shashin kyō), also called Imagery of the Poets

Publication: 1833

Size: 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. Estimated Value: Ref # MCJV5

2nd 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: Estimated Value: Ref # MCJV5a

3rd 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

Other Versions:

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