Adachi Publisher - This beautiful reprint is from the famous Tokyo publisher Adachi, one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Adachi woodblocks were printed to the highest standards of quality with excellent color and fine detail. The Adachi woodblock printers were known to be the best in the business. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images. This print is sealed with the Adachi seal in ink.
Shio-kumi - Lovely image of two shio-kumi or brine maidens who collect seawater for processing into salt. Each carries a yoke over her shoulder with small pails suspended from it, and has a straw apron wrapped around her waist. Beautifully drawn with graceful flowing line work.
Artist - Kiyonaga (1752 - 1815)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.