The Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine

The Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine
Item# the-drum-bridge-at-kameido-tenjin-shrine

Woodblock Prints Title: The Drum Bridge at Kameido Tenjin Shrine (Kameido Tenjin taikobashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyō kiran)

Publication: 1834

Size: Horizontal ōban; 24.6 x 36.8 cm (9 11/16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō)

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Iitsu hitsu

Original: 1st State: 2 Originals from different sources: Estimated Value: ref # FJB5

2nd state:

Easy to differentiate from the 1st state as the lower left corner was misprinted.

Estimated Value: ref # FJB5b

3rd state: Similar to the 1st state, but with a couple of new layers of blue in the ocean, by the lower left corner.

Estimated Value: ref # FJB5c

4th state: Similar to the 1st state, this print lacks the Kiwame seal, and has a full layer of blue bokashi in the ocean before the bridge, as seen below: Estimated Value: ref # FJB5a

5th state: The fifth state lacks the Kiwame seal, and have a red orange sky: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB5d

6th state: Trimmed edition with black border, the sky is dark brown, and the sunset is red orange, as seen below: Estimated Value: Ref # FJB5e

Other Versions:

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 # FJB5f

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 # FJB5g