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    Sea Bathing in Obama, Fukui (Osaka and Nagoya Rail Agency, 1930s). Japanese Poster (21" X 30").
    This beautiful full-bleed image is a poster issued by Japan's national railway, in this instance the Osaka and Nagoya Rail Agencies, 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 Obama, Sotomo region of Japan. "Obama" means small beach in Japanese and the region has been a popular destination for tourist for many years. The poster specifically states, "The beauty of Sotomo." 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 small amount of chipping in the lower left corner but is otherwise a very clean copy which was never folded. Very Fine on Linen.


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