Arts and Designs of Japan
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Artist Kokunimasa
Title Earthquake in Nagoya on October 28, 1891 at 6:15 in the morning
Gifu Ken Aichi Ken Dai Jishin Jikkyo - The real condition in Gifu and Aichi Provinces after the great earthquake
Date November 1891
Publisher Fukuda Matsujiro
Format Oban triptych (28 1/4" X 14 3/8")
Comment This overview of a disaster is really compelling - fires, smashed wooden houses, twisted bridges, bodies strewn about. The force was so great it ripped apart the artist's signature cartouche.
Price $1250.
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