Yoshitsune's Horse Washing Falls at Yoshino

Yoshitsune's Horse Washing Falls at Yoshino
Item# yoshitsune-s-horse-washing-falls-at-yoshino

Woodblock Prints Title: Yoshitsune's Horse-washing Falls at Yoshino in Yamato Province (Washű Yoshino Yoshitsune uma arai 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


3 originals from different sources:

Estimated Value: Ref # LJW8

Other Versions:

1/Enji Takamizawa's Replica 1918

Enji Takamizawa's replicas are near perfect, and designed to deceive collectors and experts. The key blocks are very similar to the original, the paper used has the same thickness and consistency, even the hues and pigments are from the 19th century. Many museums still carry his replicas and have them listed as originals. All the replicas from this series were made based on "trimmed" originals, so Takamizawa had to "re-create" the missing edges. If it wasn't for that mistake, the set could easily pass for a second state. Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original for comparison.

A quick way to distinguish the difference between the original and the near perfect replica is by the rocks on the left side of the print. The original is straight up, the replica has an extra set of boulders. See Pictures below :

An important point when it come to the value of this replica, is that since Takamizawa was attempting to sell these prints as "originals", he also priced them as such. When they were sold in the early 1920's, they were sold between $ 1,000 to $ 1,500 of today's current money value.
Estimated Value: Ref # LJW8a

3/ Oedo Mokuhansha's replica 1960's

Published by Kaiseisha / Oedo mokuhansha; Carved by Torazo Matsuda, Printed by Isamu Nakai.

Images 1 & 2 are the replica, image 3 is the original 1st state for comparison. 1/ Bush is color blurred instead of being neat
2/The printing default is not present
3/ Black outline. The original has a blue outline

Estimated Value: Ref # LJW8b

2/ Adachi's replica mid 1930's

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

1/ Underground Green color missing
2/ White dots missing
3/ White section missing

Estimated Value: Ref # LJW8c