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Takao Autumn Scenery from the series New Views of Kyoto

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Takao Autumn Scenery

from the series New Views of Kyoto

by Kamei Tōbei, c. mid-1950s

Droopy-branch Cherry Trees at Daigo Temple at Sanpōin from the series New Views of Kyoto


IHL Cat. #1119

About This Print

A postcard-size print (approx. 5 x 6.5 in.) depicting a couple strolling through the autumn foliage in Takao, near Kyoto.  A different impression made with what appears to be different blocks is shown below.  

The entry for the below print on the website of The Agency of Cultural Affairs - Cultural Heritage Online (from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama), references a set/series of prints New Views of Kyoto, which this print and nine others in the collection are part of.

While the print is undated, the attribution to Kamei Genbei by The Cultural Heritage Online, Genbei being a name used by Kamei after 1953, suggests a mid-1950s or later publishing.

版画集 『新京都名所 [New Views of Kyoto]』 原画 6
高雄秋色 [Takao Autumn Scenery]
はんがしゅう  しんきょうとめいしょ げんが 6 たかおしゅうしょく
亀井 玄兵衞 (かめい げんべい) [Kamei Genbei (1901-1977)]
制作年不詳 [production year unknown]
本紙12.6×15.1cm (4.96 x 5.94 in.) /ページ寸22.8×27.8 cm [size of page print is mounted on.]
The Agency of Cultural Affairs - Cultural Heritage Online
[from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama]



Takao

Source: japan-guide.com http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3940.html
Takao (高雄) is a thinly populated, mountainous area with three historic temples along its forested valley, a one hour bus ride north of central Kyoto. Worth a visit at any time of the year, Takao becomes most popular during the autumn leaf season, which usually peaks around mid November. 

The autumn foliage - Takao


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1119
 Title Takao Autumn Scenery 高雄秋色
 Series New Views of Kyoto 新京都名所
 Artist 
 Kamei Tōbei  (1901-1977)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
artist's kamei seal 
 Date c. mid-1950s
 Edition unknown
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor foxing
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format yotsugiri
 H x W Paper and Image 4 7/8 x 6 7/16 in. (12.4 x 16.4 cm)
 Collections This Print The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama
http://www.momaw.jp/search-db/heritage-list.php?&creatorName=%E4%BA%80%E4%BA%95&pageSize=20
 
 Reference Literature
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