Lovely Yamanaka & Co. Calendar for 1927 by Takahashi Hiroaki (Shotei)
[Japan] Scarce and unusual calendar published by well-known art dealers Yamanaka & Co. with small, woodblock printed silhouette print signed 'Hiroaki' in katakana at lower right. The paper around the print and calendar is crepe paper which has been mounted on card as issued. The front page of the calendar is also woodblock printed. The Hiroaki signature almost certainly indicates the design was by Takahashi Shotei (1871-1945), who started using the name Hiroaki from about 1921. Yamanaka & Co. no doubt gave such calendars to their clients.
No place [probably Tokyo]. Yamanaka [& Co.]. [probably 1926]. 13.5 x 8.6cm (total card size).
In very good condition with only a hint of wear. Faint crease which can really only be felt across the rear of the card. 'Made in Japan' stamped at bottom on rear. nb33120010