Picture of Higashi Okumi 15th Ward Elementary School from the series Twelve Views of New Buildings in Naniwa

 

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Picture of Higashi Okumi 15th Ward Elementary School from the series

Twelve Views of New Buildings in Naniwa 

by Hasegawa Sadanobu II, C. 1872-1875

Portrait of Saigō Takamori
IHL Cat. #1619

About This Print

One of several western-style school buildings built in the Naniwa area of Osaka in the early/mid-1870s.  In this print we see an appreciative crowd looking around the school.  Perhaps it's opening day at the school and parents are bringing their children for the first day of classes.

For all of his landscape prints Hasegawa used this large horizontal tanzaku format.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1619
 Title or Description Picture of Higashi Okumi 15th Ward Elementary School
 東大組十五区小学校之図
 Newspaper Twelve Views of New Buildings in Naniwa 浪花新建十二景の内
 Artist Hasegawa Sadanobu II (1848-1940)
 Signature
長谷川小信 画 Hasegawa Konobu ga
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date c. 1872-1875
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition poor - paper loss; trimmed to image on sides and bottom; color offsetting; not backed; vertical center fold with paper loss bottom
 Genre ukiyo-ekaika-e
 Miscellaneous 
 Format horizontal large tanzaku 大短冊判横
 H x W Paper 
 10 3/8 x 6 3/8 in. (26.4 x 6.2 cm) 
 Literature 

 Collections This Print
 Kagawa University Library; Cultural Heritage Online
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