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    Mizumo no hana (Shochiku Kinema Kenkyu-jo, 1923). Pre-War Japanese (14.25" x 21"). If pre-war Japanese movie paper is rare, Japanese silent paper is doubly so. Many of the films made during the silent period, and their accompanying posters and promotional paper, were lost to the effects of the devastating 1923 earthquake and the Allied bombings of World War II, as well as the natural ravages of time. This exquisite poster, for a film about which we know next to nothing, is ineffably beautiful, having the look of ukiyo-e, the traditional Japanese woodblock prints that are now so highly prized by fine art collectors. Printed on a very thin paper stock reminiscent of rice paper, this poster is in exceptional condition, with only some very slight edge wear, minor discoloration in the red lettering that appears to be a defect in the ink used, and a small tear in the woman's robe to keep it from a higher grade. Rolled, Near Mint.

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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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