The Falls at Aoigaoka in the Eastern Capital

The Falls at Aoigaoka in the Eastern Capital
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Woodblock Prints Title: The Falls at Aoigaoka in the Eastern Capital (T˘to Aoigaoka no taki)

Publication: 1832

Size: Vertical ˘ban; 35.7 x 26 cm (14 1/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘)

Signature: Saki no Hokusai Aratame Hitsu 前北斎為一筆

Notes: All the prints from the series have 2 original states. The first edition was made by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijud˘), the second edition was made by his grandson a few years after he took over the business in the mid / late 1840's. The original set of blocks were most likely worn by age, or usage. A new set of blocks was carved for this second edition.

Original:

2 originals from different sources:

Estimated Value: Ref # TJW2

2nd State

3 originals from different sources:

An easy way to distinguish the difference between the first state is by . See Picture below :



Estimated Value: Ref # TJW2a

Other Versions:

1/Enji Takamizawa's replica late 1890's

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original 1st state for comparison.

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Estimated Value: Ref # TJW2b

2/ Adachi's replica mid 1930's

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original 1st state for comparison.

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Estimated Value: Ref # TJW2c