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    Autumn in Nagoya (Nagoya Tourism Bureau, 1930s). Japanese Poster (24.5" X 36").
    This beautiful airbrushed image is a poster issued by Japan's Tourism Bureau, in this instance the Nagoya Bureau, during the early to mid 1930s. These posters were created for domestic use only to promote travel within Japan to various national parks, hot spring resorts and other notable destinations. The artwork for the poster was created by Kenkichi Sugimoto (1905-2004) whose work was mostly focused on the Nagoya area, the subject of many of the Japanese travel posters offered in this auction. This example states that the poster is for the Nagoya Department of Commerce and the Nagoya Tourism Bureau. Since none of these posters were distributed outside of Japan, they are quite scarce. When various Japanese museum poster curators (as well as the Ogaki Poster Museum) were supplied images, they replied that there were no examples of this genre in their collection. This lovely copy had small chips in the lower left corner, left border and upper left corner. There were small tears in the right border and a few in the left side. The professional restoration work has been done beautifully. Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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