#23 Sazai Hall of the Temple of the 500 Arhats

#23 Sazai Hall of the Temple of the 500 Arhats
Item# view-twenty-three-gohyaku-rakanji-sazaido

Woodblock Prints Title: Sazai Hall of the Temple of the Five Hundred Arhats (Gohyaku Rakan-ji Sazaid˘), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjűrokkei)

Publication: 1831

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 Litsu Hitsu

Original: 1st state. known as the Blue Outline. 2 originals from different sources. The first edition has a red kiwame seal on the lower right corner.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V23

Later impression of this print lacks the red kiwame seal on the lower right corner, as seen below:

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V23a

2nd 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, the boat and the sunset is brown.

Estimated Value: Ref # 36V23b

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 # 36V23c

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 # 36V23d