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    Fields of Color, Yamanashi Prefecture (Japanese Railways, 1930s). Japanese Poster (24" X 35.5").
    This beautiful full-bleed image is a poster issued by Japan's national railway 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. This example extols the beauty of the Yamanashi Prefecture. The prefecture is landlocked, and features a fertile central valley, the Kofu Basin, surrounded by many of the highest mountains in Japan including the highest, Mount Fuji, located on the southern border with Shizuoka and beautifully pictured on this poster. 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 some chipping in the upper border, wear and small tears in the left border and a larger chip in the upper right corner. The restoration was beautifully done in an archival manner. Fine+ on Linen.


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