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Mount Myōgi from the series Here and There in Jōshin’etsu

Moonlit Night at the Museum

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Mount Myōgi

from the series Here and There in Jōshin'etsu

by Asano Takeji, 1969

Mihonoseki from an untitled series of scenic views of Japan


IHL Cat. #1721

About This Print

A view of Mount Myōgi, one of the "Three Mounts of Jōmō", in the fall.   This print is one of twelve prints from the series Here and There in Joshin'etsu.  

Mt. Myōgi 

Mount Myōgi (妙義山 Myōgi-san) is one of the major mountains in the Gunma Prefecture, Japan. Well known for its rocks weathered into fantastic forms, this famous peak is ranked among Japan's three most noted places of rugged beauty. There are many hiking courses, and when the foliage changes color there are splendid views to be seen. Mount Myōgi, along with Mount Akagi and Mount Haruna, is one of the "Three Mountains of Jōmō". (Jōmō is an old name for Gunma.)


Jōshin'etsu

Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C5%8Dshin%27etsu-k%C5%8Dgen_National_Park

shin'etsu, is a kanji acronym consisting of three characters which represent the former names of provinces of the area: Kōzuke Province (上野国) in present-day Gunma Prefecture, Shinano Province (信濃国) in present-day Nagano Prefecture, and Echigo Province (越後国) in present-day Niigata Prefecture.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1721
 Title Mount Myōgi
 妙義山 Myōgisan
 Series Here and There in Jōshin’etsu
 上信越散見 Jōshin’etsu sanken
 Artist 
 Asano Takeji (1900-1999)
 Signature 
竹二画刻 Takeji ga koku (drawn and carved by Takeji) 
 Seal
 no seal
 Date 1969
 Edition likely first  and only edition
 Carver artist
 Publisher artist - the prints in the artist's series of scenic views around Japan and of various cities in the western world, published in the 1960s, were originally distributed through a print collecting club (木版画 頒布会 moku hanga hanpukai).
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format oban
 H x W Paper 10 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. (26 x 39.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 9 9/16 x 14 3/8 in. (24.3 x 36.5 cm) 
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
8/23/2018
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