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Yoshichō no Nanako

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Yoshichō no Nanako

by Ishizuka Kan, 1915

IHL Cat. #220

About This Print

This print is one two small format prints created by Kan for the short-lived 1915 magazine Shin Nigao whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints.  While the vast majority of prints crated for Shin Nigao were portraits of actors, several portrayed famous geisha of the time, as in this print which pictures a geisha named Nanako from the Yoshichō geisha quarters of Tokyo

For more information on this short-lived magazine whose purpose was to advertise the Kabuki theater and renew interest in actor prints, see the article Shin Nigao Magazine.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #220
 Title/Description  Yoshichō Nanako 芳町 魚子 (as shown on presentation sheet, see image below, and in table of contents for issue #5 of Shin Nigao)
 Magazine Shin Nigao (New Portraits) volume five 新似顔 第一年五編
 Artist
 Ishizuka Kan (active c. 1915)
 Signature
 artist’s name on presentation sheet below print
 Seal
 artist's seal upper right hand corner
 Date  1915
 Edition  First and only edition printed in magazine Shin Nigao
 Publisher  Nigaodō 似顔洞
 Carver  Igami Bonkotsu (1875-1933)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - tipped to original magazine page
 Miscellaneous  
 Genre  shin hanga (new prints) nigao-e
 Format  koban
 H x W Paper  7 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (18.4 x 12.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature
last revision:
11/19/2018

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