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Moon at Chūshojima from the series New Views of Kyoto

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Moon at Chūshojima

from the series New Views of Kyoto

by Kamei Tōbei, c. mid-1950s

Nishihongan-ji Nagatsuji from the series New Views of Kyoto


IHL Cat. #1122

About This Print

A postcard-size print (approx. 5 x 6.5 in.) depicting residents of Chūshojima walking or "rickishawing" across one of the bridges over the Takasegawa canal which connects with the Uji River.  Canal boats are seen plying the canal.

While the print is undated, the attribution to Kamei Genbei, Genbei being a name used by Kamei after 1953, suggests a mid-1950s or later publishing.  This print is almost certainly from the series New Views of Kyoto as are nine other prints in the collection.

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Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1122
 Title Moon at Chūshojima 中書島の月
 Series New Views of Kyoto 新京都名所
 Artist 
 Kamei Tōbei  (1901-1977)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
artist's unread seal 
 Date c. mid-1950s
 Edition unknown
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor foxing; backed with stiff paper (likely the original mounting trimmed); overall toning
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format yotsugiri
 H x W Paper and Image 4 13/16 x 6  7/16 in. (12.2 x 16.4 cm)
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