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    Hakusan, Ready to be Climbed (Nagoya Rail Agency, 1930s). Japanese Poster (24.75" X 36.5").
    This lovely full bleed image is a poster issued by Japan's national railway, in this instance Nagoya 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 states; Hiking Season from July 10th to September 5th, in reference to Mount Hakusan, which along with Mount Tate and Mount Fuji, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains." 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 several tears from the borders into the image. There was a chip off of the lower left corner as well as wear to the bottom border area. The restoration work was very well done and the poster displays very well. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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