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Tenryūkyō from the series Miyata Saburō Collection of Woodblock Prints Scenery of Japan, Shinshū

Miyata Saburō (1924-2013)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Tenryūkyō

from the series Miyata Saburō Collection of

Woodblock Prints Scenery of Japan, Shinshū

by Miyata Saburō, 1971

Miyata Saburō (1924-2013)


IHL Cat. #1414

About This Print

The Tenryū Gorge, located near the center of the Tenryū River watershed where the river passes through narrow and deep gorges, is the subject of many artists.  Miyata pictues the gorge in autumn.  On the right we see the Ryukyo-tei Hotel, perched on the steep cliffs and further along the river the old bridge (subsequently made obsolete by the 492 highway bridge, but still remaining in place). This print is from the third volume of prints from the artist's 240 print, 12 volume compendium Miyata Saburō Collection of Woodblock Prints Scenery of Japan".

About the Series "Miyata Saburō Collection of Woodblock Prints - Scenery of Japan"

Consisting of twelve volumes, each containing twenty woodblock prints depicting scenic locations around Japan, Miyata spent fourteen years from 1970 to 1984 producing the series, which he carved and printed himself in a limited edition of 100 prints each.  Most if not all the places depicted were actually visited by the artist.  Miyata followed this massive series of 240 prints with a printed compendium of the prints titled Miyata Saburō mokuhanga zenshū 宮田三郎木版画全集 (The Complete Woodblock Prints of Miyata Saburō), released in limited edition in five volumes in 1983-1984.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1414
 Title
天龍峡 Tenryūkyō
Tenryū Gorge
 Series  Miyata Saburō Collection of Woodblock Prints Scenery of Japan, Shinshū
 宮田三郎木版画集―日本の風景・信州 第三集 (1971年)
 Miyata Saburō Mokuhanga shū Nihon no fūkei・Shinshū, Collection Number 3
 Artist 
 Miyata Saburō (1924-2013)
 Signature 
 none
 Seal
ミヤタ サブロウ Miyata Saburō in kana with unread black superimposed character (possibly  or "sa")
 Publication Date  1971
 Edition
百冊限定版の内 (limited edition of 100), as stamped on the left side of the bottom margin
 Publisher  the artist under the Tokyo Print Research Institute (Tokyo Hanga Kenkyūkai) 
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - one spot of foxing at bottom of image area
 Genre  sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  print number 18 in the table of contents of the 3rd volume
 Format  dai-ōban
 H x W Paper  15 1/2 x 20 1/8 in. (39.4 x 51.1 cm)
 H x W Image  12 9/16 x 16 in. (31.9 x 40.6 cm)
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