?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
[HITOYOSHI HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE / MOJI RAILROAD BUREAU]. Circa 1930s.
36 1/4x24 inches, 92x61 cm. Condition B+: replaced losses, repaired tears, creases and overpainting in margins; horizontal fold below image; slight offsetting at bottom.
An exceptional and rare Art Deco image of a Japanese woman in traditional dress overlooking the hot springs of Hitoyoshi, beneath a decorative cherry blossom branch. "Onsen" (hot springs) in the town of Hitoyoshi originated in 1910, and now there are more than 50 hot spring sources there. The text at the bottom of the poster reads "For more information inquire at the Hitoyoshi Hot Springs Village Association . . . or ask the nearest station master. Down the Kuma River - Through the end of October."