Help with storage and picture ID

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Posted by C Poston on July 02, 2003 at 11:44:20:

I've recently inherited some Japanese art work from my mother. Thanks to all the great links here I have been able to discern quite a bit though I am a novice. I have several questions that I hope someone here will not mind answering if they can. I have two prints by Takahashi Shotei and two by Hiroshi Yoshida. Unfortunately (I say unfortunate but as long as she enjoyed them) my mom framed them and they have faded & toned rather badly. The condition of the paper however is very good. I would guess from the 1-6 scale that overall they are MG to maybe even fair. I was thinking I would still like to hang on to them however and was wondering what to look for in determining if I should remove from frames and store differently or just leave in frames to store them? Second question has to do with the image I have posted (hope I have posted?) My mom & dad were stationed in Japan after the war. They came back stateside 1950. Christmas that year this was received from a friend on the front of the card (rice paper?)
In the card she states that the is a Hiroshi Yoshida print named "The Plum Gate" that she got at Yoshida's studio. The colors on this are very good. Am not sure exactly what it is though? Measures approx 3 x 5 and appears to be a type of water color. I remember seeing a block print somewhere named Plum Gateway that was done in 1935. It was similar but not exactly the same. So any light you could shed on this would be much appreciated!

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