Ontake Shosenkyo Valley (Nagoya Train Agency, 1930s). Fine...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionOntake Shosenkyo Valley (Nagoya Train Agency, 1930s). Fine on Linen. Japanese Railway Travel Poster (24.5" X 36.5").
In the 1930s, the Japanese Tourism Bureau domestically circulated travel posters to promote travel to notable train destinations. The Shosenkyo Gorge drew tourists in with its scenic waterfall and panoramic views, and continues to be a popular destination. The Koshu grape villages, also advertised on the poster, still to this day produce the majority of the country's Koshu grapes, white wine grapes indigenous to Japan. As the poster was never distributed internationally, it's debut at auction marks a very scarce and a wonderful opportunity for collectors. Beautifully restored, this poster has received corrections to edge wear, some tears into the background, and chips at the edges. There was a thin strip of paper loss along the lower border as well as a section of paper loss in the bottom left corner extending into the background and very slightly into the lower text. The borders have been airbrushed. Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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