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Nara Shigatsu-do

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Nara Shigatsu-do

by Maeda Masao, 1970

Untitled still life of crystal vase and rose

IHL Cat. #687

About This Print

Printed during the artist's lifetime by Takahashi Studio which printed a number of Maeda's designs in the 1960s and 1970s.

April Hall (Shigatsu-do), an Important Cultural Property, is located in the Todai Temple grounds and was built in the Edo period.  It is called April Hall for the special prayer ceremony, Hokke Sanmai, held there every April.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #687
 Title   Nara Shigatsu-do (April Hall) 奈良 四月堂
 Maeda Masao (1904-1974)
Maeda 前田
 Publication Date  1970
 Edition  7 of 20
 Publisher  self-published
printed on verso: Takahashi studio 高橋工房  printed (suru) 摺
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - several small spots of foxing in margin; minor handling creases
 Genre  sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Format  dai-oban
 H x W Paper  20 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (53 x 39.4 cm)
 H x W Image  17 3/4 x 13 in. (45.1 x 33 cm)
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