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Village in Spring

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Village in Spring

by Takehisa Yumeji, 1963

(after an earlier design of unknown date)

IHL Cat. #357

About This Print

This print was issued in 1963 by the publisher Katō Junji as part of a set of five small woodblock prints by Yumeji titled Legends of Snowy Nights 雪の夜の伝説.  As with the print Cove of Oranges, also part of this set, it is likely that all the designs were originally created as book illustrations.   For another print in this set see Landscape with village and two women.  For a picture of all the prints in this set also see Cove of Oranges.

The below print appears to be printed from the same blocks as the print in this collection but contains a cartouche in the right hand margin.  The information in the cartouche is unread but it is likely the seal of the publisher Katō Junji.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #357
 Title  Village in Spring
 Series  n/a
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Seal  Mark resembling a tulip at lower left in image
 Publication Date  The original publication date for this work is unknown.  Likely, it was originally issued as a book illustration.
 Edition  from the 1963 portfolio of five small prints.
 Publisher  Katō Junji
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  fukusei hanga
 H x W Paper  5 x 7 3/4 in. (12.7 x 19.7 cm)
 H x W Image  4 1/4 x 7 in. (10.8 x 17.8 cm)
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