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Evening Sky

Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978)

Japanese Monochrome Woodblock Print 

Evening Sky

by Inagaki Tomoo, 1926

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

IHL Cat. #1309

About This Print

Printed on a very thin and translucent paper, Ingagaki gives us a rural farmhouse with a darkening sky as viewed from an intersection of roads.  As shown below, a slightly altered version of this print appeared in the magazine HANGA, Volume 10 issued in July 1926.

Comparison of print in appearing in HANGA, Volume 10 with this collection's print
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The Magazine HANGA
For information on HANGA see "The Magazine HANGA" on the page Iizuka Fūkei (Landscape of Iizuka).

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1309
 Title  Evening Sky
 Inagaki Tomoo (1902-1980)
 not signed
 Seal of the artist  no seal
 Date  1926
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  possibly the artist 
 Printer  self-printed
 Carver  self-carved
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - light wrinkling of very thin paper   
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper  5 5/8 x 7 3/8 in. (14.4 x 18.7 cm)
 H x W Image  4 3/4 x 6 1/16 in. (12.1 x 15.4 cm)
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