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Outskirts of Nara

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Outskirts of Nara

by Sekino Jun'ichirō, 1964


IHL Cat. #1196

About This Print

A view of the rice fields next to Hokki-ji Temple in Ikaruga on the outskirts of Nara.  Hokki-ji, a three-storied pagoda, the oldest of its kind in Japan, can be seen in the background.  The reflections of the two figures on the right is seen in the flooded paddy.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1196
 Title  奈良郊外 Nara Kōgai
 Outskirts of Nara
 Series  none
 Sekino Jun’ichirō (1914 - 1988)
Jun. Sekino in pencil
Jun seal
 Publication Date  1964
 Edition  first and only 
 Publisher  self-published
 Carver  self-carved
 Printer  printed by one of the artist's studio printers
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  good - overall toning, most noticeable on verso; small tear margin top center and bottom center; handling/printing creases
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format  dai oban
 H x W Paper  16 7/16 x 21 7/8 in. (41.8 x 55.6 cm)
 H x W Image  12 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (32.4 x 46 cm)
 Collections This Print  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1992.051.080; Carnegie Museum of Art 89.28.1217.1
 Reference Literature