Woodblock Printed Advertising Poster for Wakyogan medicine Large, coloured print in very good condition
[Japan] Impressive, high quality woodblock printed poster promoting medicine called 'Wakyogan' made by Tenmeido that is good for both adults and children. The company was based in Onomichi, Bingo province (present day Hiroshima). Descriptively illustrated with people showing the various ailments the medicine could treat, such as depression, drinking bad water when travelling, stomachaches, food poisoning, drinking too much, chest pain, vomiting and so on.
Large, single sheet. 48.5 x 34.5cm.
In very good condition. Minor wear to margins and pinprick-sized holes at corners. Folded across at centre (probably as issued) and right side separated about 4cm at fold. Unbacked and with nice bleedthrough. u33020850