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Black Cat at Night - Koho  Shoda

Black Cat at Night, 1920

Woodblock Print  
13.5 x 3 in

Description: Likely inspired by a haiku poem by Kawabata Bosha (1900-41): 'In the thick of the leaves / the eyes of a black cat / ominous flashes of gold' a challenging format designed to hang from the interior roof-poles of early traditional Japanese homes. Rarely seen.

Issued: 1920-30

Condition: excellent color state and condition

Sealed: in red

Special Label: tiny 'Made in Japan' printed verso

Publisher: Hasegawa Nishinomiya

Series: Nishinomiya Japan Series 'Tanzaku'