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Kurobe Gorge

Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Printed Postcards

Kurobe Gorge 黒部峡谷

(set of six scenic views)

by Itō Nisaburō, after 1963

Arashiyama, Spring Scenery


Folder
IHL Cat. #2529

About These Postcards

Six woodblock-printed postcards designed by Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001), issued by Tōkōsha. While the date issued does not appear on any of the postcards, the Kurobe (or Kuryon) Dam (IHL Cat. #2529b, below) was completed in 1963.

Each card carries the artist's "nisa" 二三 seal.


黒部峡谷 十字峡
Kurobe Gorge Cross-Shaped Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529a

  十字峡
The Cross Shaped Glen at Kurobe Gorge

 
黒部堰堤
Kurobe Lake Dam
IHL Cat. #2529b
 
黒四ダム堰堤
The Fourth Kurobe Dam (Kuroyon Dam)

 
黒部湖
Kurobe Lake
IHL Cat. #2529c
 
黒部湖
The Lake Kurobe

 
黒部 S
Kurobe Gorge S-Shaped Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529d
 
S
The "S" Shaped Glen at Kurobe

 
黒部 
Kurobe Gorge Hakuryu Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529e
 

The Hakuryu Glen at Kurobe

 
黒部谷 後曳橋
Kurobe Gorge, Atobiki Bridge
IHL Cat. #2529f
 
後曳橋
The Atobiki Bridge at Kurobe

About Kurobe Gorge
Source: https://web-japan.org/atlas/nature/nat05.html

The deepest gorge in Japan, Kurobe Gorge, sits to the east of Mt. Tateyama. In the gorge area that extends 80 kilometers (50 miles), the peaks plunge into the bottom of the gorges some 1,500 to 2,000 meters (4,921 to 6,562 feet) below. At the south end of the gorge lies Kurobe Dam, the fifth largest arch-type dome dam in the world. Construction started in 1956 and, after seven years of difficult work and with the loss of 171 workers' lives, it was completed in 1963.

Jujikyo ("cross gorge") in Kurobe Gorge, viewed from the observatory along the Nichiden Hodo trail.

Details

 IHL Catalog #2529
 Title Kurobe Gorge Woodblock Prints 黒部谷 木版画
 Series set of six woodblock print postcards
 Artist 
 Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
"nisa" seal 二三 (on each postcard near title)
 Publication Date after 1963, likely before 1970
 Edition unknown
 Publisher
Tōkōsha
 Printer 
 Impression excellent 
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor wear to postcard folder
 Miscellaneous 
 Genre ehagaki 絵はがき (picture postcard)
 Format 
 H x W Paper folder closed: 7 1/2 x 4 11/16 in. (19.1 x 11.9 cm)
 each postcard: 5 11/16 x 4 1/8 in. (14.4 x 10.5 cm)
 H x W Image 
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
7/25/2021 created
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