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    Towards Matsujima (Sendai Rail Bureau, 1930s). Japanese Poster (21" X 30").
    This beautiful full-bleed image is a poster issued by Japan's national railway, in this instance the Sendai Rail Agency, 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 is for the Matsujima area which is 260 tiny islands in the Miyagi Prefecture and is considered one of the three views of Japan. 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 only a couple of tears in the left side of the poster. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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