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Maiko Park from the portfolio Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

Tokyo Imperial Hotel

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Maiko Park

from the portfolio Collection of Color-Prints with

Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe

by Kotozuka Eiichi, c. 1957



IHL Cat. #1667

About This Print

A small print picturing Maiko Park in Kobe from the portfolio of twelve prints titled Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe offered by the Osaka Railway Division, Japanese National Railways.

Maiko Park
Source: http://hyogo-maikopark.jp/en/about/
Maiko Beach with its sandy seashore dotted with pine trees, and sand-birds flying to and from, has been featured in poetry over the years and is popular with travelers of land and sea. The Emperor Meiji was especially fond of this area and visited it seven times. In this great scenic spot, the current Maiko Park was opened as the first Hyogo prefectural urban park in 1900. This place of scenic beauty has been an important point for transportation, and it underwent a drastic change as the city modernized. Today, it’s the gateway for the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, or “Pearl Bridge,” which is the world's longest suspension bridge, and it welcomes many visitors from all over the world. From the Maiko Marine Promenade, built in the bridge girder situated approximately 50 meters above sea level, you can enjoy the peaceful scenery of the strait that still retains the atmosphere of the old days, not to mention today’s view of the bridge and the strait.

Maiko Park pine forest today

Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe


京、阪、神、奈良風物版画集
大阪鉄道
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The print in its folder, as issued.

Also see this collection's prints Kawashima Textile Mills, Handwoven TapestryPottery WorksHigashi-Honganji and Nakanoshima Park from the same portfolio.

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #1667
 Title
舞子公園
Maiko Park
 Series Collection of Color-Prints with Views of Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kobe
  京、阪、神、奈良風物版画集
 Artist 
 Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-1979)
 Signature 
 not signed
 Seal
 "koto" 琴
 Date c. 1957
 Edition likely first and only
 Publisher
版元 うちだ Hanmoto Uchida
Uchida Bijutsu Shoten and Osaka Railway Division, JNR 大阪鉄道局
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format yotsugiri (half-chuban)
 H x W Paper 4 7/8 x 6 11/16 in. (12.4 x 17 cm)
 H x W Image
 4 3/16 x 5 15/16 in. (10.6 x 15.1 cm) 
 Collections This Print Osaka Municipal Library f0005001
 Reference Literature 


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