Island Woman (島の女)

Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Island Woman (島の女)

from the magazine HANGA, Vol. 4

by Fujiki Kikumaro, 1924

Snow at Kinkaku Temple from the series New Selection of Noted Places of Kyoto


IHL Cat. #1350

About This Print


This print was created for the jin (coterie magazine) HANGA (Print Art), Volume 4, issued in December1924 by the publisher Hanga no Ie.  It shows a woman carrying a basket near the sea.  If the artist is the same person as the folklorist that bear the same name, the island may be Niishima (Niijima).

島の女
藤木喜久麿
label on verso of page print is mounted to


The Magazine HANGA
For information on HANGA see "The Magazine HANGA" on the page Iizuka Fūkei (Landscape of Iizuka).

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1350
 Title Island Woman (島の女) (printed on the back of the page the print is mounted to)
 Title is also seen transalted as "Maid of Island".
 Series from the magazine HANGA (Prints), Volume 4
 Artist  Fujiki Kikumaro (active c. 1914-1921)
 Signature 
 not signed; artist's name 藤木喜久麿 is printed on the back of the page the print is mounted to
 Seal of the artist
 Date 1924
 Edition first and only edition (not numbered)
 Publisher Hanga no Ie 版画の家
 Printer self-printed
 Carver self-carved
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - overall light toning consistent with age; top corners mounted to original folio page
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format 
 H x W Paper 6 15/16 x 9 1/16 in. (17.6 x 23 cm)
 H x W Image 6 x 8 3/8 in. (15.2 x 21.3 cm)
 Collections This Print The Art Institute of Chicago, 1974.563j
 Reference Literature Impressions: The Journal of the Ukiyo-e Society of America, Inc., Number 24, 2002,  Fig. 1, p. 106.
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