15.5"x10.5" + margin
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"Masao" and artist seal in red in lower right
artelino 62005, JAODB 31433
Image is a view from the bank of Lake Hakone with a hut and docked fishing boat in the foreground and Mt Fuji in the background. Lake Hakone is now referred to as Ashi Lake or Ashinoko Lake. It is a scenic lake in the Hakone area of Kanagawa Prefecture in Honshū, Japan. It is a crater lake that lies along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mount Hakone, a complex volcano that last erupted in 1170 AD. The lake is known for its views of Mt. Fuji.
This print was published in the 1950s. Size is Oban yoko-e. Some slight creasing and some red ink bleeding on the bottom right margin. According to Dr Ross Walker, the prints by this publisher were all destroyed during the war and had to be recarved. Since the publisher did not have the funds for new blocks of cherry wood for each new print scene, the old blocks from previous published scenes were carved down and reused. As a result of this, there are no surviving blocks from 1950s or 60s.