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Aoki Seiko Japanese Woodblock Ayu Fish In the Stream - 1910
March 2021 Auction by Far East Asian Art

Aoki Seiko (b. 1880)
Ayu in the Stream
Size: Approximately 14.4 x 9.2 cm. 5.625 x 3.625 inches
Date: ca. 1910.
Publisher: Matsumoto (No. 426).
Medium: Japanese woodblock print.
Condition: Excellent. Wave in paper where original publisher's tag is attached to the back.
The Matsumoto catalog says, "'Ayu' (a kind of trout or smelt) is one of the best fish for food."
An early and rarely seen design.