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Poppies from the book Nihon no Hana

Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)
 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Poppies

from the book Nihon no Hana: Shikashū

by Kawanishi Hide, 1946

Wada Sanzō (1883-1967)

IHL Cat. #1214

About This Print

Poppies, appearing on p. 77 of the 1946 poetry and print book Flowers of Japan: Anthology of Poems [Shikashū: Nihon no Hana], edited by Onchi Kōshirō (1891-1955) and published by Fugaku Honsha in 1946.  Artists who contributed prints included Onchi, Kawakami Sumio (1895-1972)Kawanishi Hide (1894-1965), and Maekawa Senpan (1888-1960). The poets included Satō Haruo (1892-1964), Kitahara Hakush(1885-1942), Noguchi Yonejirō (1875-1947), Kaoru Maruyama (1899-1974), Tatsuji Miyoshi (1900-1964), Ruyko Kawaji (1888-1959), Andō Ichirō (1907-1972), and Onchi.  There are three tipped-in woodblock prints in the book Rose by Kawanishi Hide, White Plum by Maekawa Senpan (1888-1960) and Thistle by Kawakami Sumio (1895-1972).  The remainder of the prints, as is the entire book, was printed using woodblocks.

the print with its accompanying poem by Andō Ichirō

For other prints from this book in the collection see Rose, 
White Plumb and Thistle. To see a complete copy of the book go to the Smithsonian website https://pulverer.si.edu/node/462/title/1

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1214
 Title
Poppies 罌粟[the title taken from the table of contents has been pasted to the upper left margin of print]
 Series appearing in the book Flowers of Japan: Anthology of Poems [Shikashū: Nihon no Hana] 詞華 日本の花
 Artist 
 Kawanishi Hide (1894-1965)
 Signature 
Kawanshi Hide 川西英 [the artist's name taken from the table of contents has been paster to the lower left margin of print]
 Seal
Hide
 Date 1946
 Edition unknown 
 Publisher Fugaku Honsha 富岳本社  [as shown on the book's colophon]
 Printer 一乘道明 [as shown on the book's colophon]
 Carver 上村益郎 Uemura Masurō [as shown on book's colophon]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - paper toning, bottom margin lightly wavy, slightly soiled
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 8 15/16 x 6 5/8 in. (22.7 x 16.8 cm)
 H x W Image 7 1/16 x 5 11/16 in. (17.9 x 14.4 cm)
 Collections This Print British Museum 1989,0314,0.108 (copy of Nihon no Hana); Smithsonian Institutions Freer and Sackler FSC-GR-780.500.1-2 (copy of Nihon no Hana)
 Reference Literature 


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