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Quiet Day

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Quiet Day

from the magazine Han geijutsu, Vol. 5

by Fujimori Shizuo, 1932

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

IHL Cat. #196

About This Print

Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 201-202.
This print was created for the jin (coterie magazine) Han geiutsu (Print Art), Volume 5 published in August 1933 in Tokyo by Shiro to Kurosha, the company of Ryōji Chōmei (1899-1982).  The theme for Volume 5 was mountains and sea (山と海) and the cover and five of the prints from Volume 5 are shown below. Five hundred copies of each volume were printed and they were priced at 50 sen.  "The magazines were essentially mechanically printed with one or more hand-printed works (such as this collection's print above) usually included in each issue."

版芸術 第5号 8月号 「山と海」の号 
Publisher: 料治熊太編 昭7年/白と黒社 Edition: 限500
Artists and Prints: 恩地孝四郎彩色手摺木版画「新膚」 藤森静雄自摺木版画「静日」

Print Details
 IHL Catalog  #196
 Title  静日 Quiet Day (printed on bottom of folio page)
 Series  from the magazine Han geigutsu (Print Art), Volume 5 
 版芸術 第5号 8月号
 Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)
 藤森生 Fujimori sei ("Fujimori self") printed in lower right of image;
 artist’s name 藤森静雄 printed on left bottom of folio page
 Date  August 1932
 Edition  first and only edition (not numbered)
 Publisher  Shiro to Kurosha 白と黒社 [the company of Ryōji Chōmei (1899-1982]
 Printer  self-printed
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - overall light toning consistent with age; right corners mounted to original folio page  
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper  4 1/2 x 6 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm)
 H x W Image  3 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (9.5 x 13.3 cm)
 Collections This Print  Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya ID:JP199100011013 [Note: the Museum incorrectly dates this print to 1933]
 Reference Literature