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Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

Azuma nishiki (Brocade of the east)

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Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Azuma nishiki (Brocade of the east)
Complete set of twelve erotic scenes--very good impressions, some pigment faded, paper slightly toned, slightly soiled toward corners and vertical center fold, a few minor worm holes and center fold restored, some slightly trimmed
oban yoko-e: 34.7 x 36.5cm. each approx. (12)

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For another set, which appears to be a later edition, see Hayashi Yoshikazu and Richard Lane, Hokusai, Azuma aishiki, vol. 7 of Teihon ukiyo-e shunga meihin shusei (The complete ukiyo-e shunga) (Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1996), pls. 1-12.

Discrepancies in clothing colors and wall patterns in some images despituse of an identical key block, and also the fine impression suggest that our set is one of the earlier editions.
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