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Varieties of the Japanese Print, Volume 1

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Japanese Book with Color Woodblock Prints

Varieties of the Japanese Print, Volume 1

by Yoshida Tōshi, 1967

Yoshida Tōshi (1911-1995)


IHL Cat. #2145

About This Book

Volume 1 of a planned two volume instructional book illustrating various stages and techniques of Japanese woodblock print creation.  For the book, Yoshida carved twenty woodblocks to illustrate, as he states in the books foreword (reproduced below), most traditional and some modern techniques of woodblock print production. 

While the afterword mentions a future volume that will "cover some other important varieties of the Japanese print", it was never issued. 

Foreword

    This book has been compiled to illustrate varieties of the Japanese print with real hand printed examples. With a view to presenting as many different materials and methods as possible, the author has designed 11 prints specially for this purpose, using 11 different kinds of block and 12 kinds of Japanese paper.
    This covers most of the traditional techniques and some of the modern techniques which are suitable for production of multiple copies.
    The reader who requires detailed information about the tools and processes involved may refer to the indicated pages of "Japanese Print Making" by Tōshi Yoshida & Rei Yuki (TUTTLE) which gives full explanations of both traditional and modern techniques of relief printing.

        Tokyo
        March, 1967                                Tōshi Yoshida


The Complete Book

click on any image to enlarge
 
 
 
Foreword by the artist

 
List of Prints
 
No. 1 Single Block Impression
(descriptive information)
 
No. 1 Single Block Impression

 
 No. 2 Three-colored Single Impression
(descriptive information)
 
 No. 2 Three-colored Single Impression
 
No. 3 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (First Block)
(descriptive information)


No. 3 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (First Block)

No. 4 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (Second Block)
(descriptive information)
 
No. 4 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (Second Block)


 
No. 5 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (Finished Print)
(descriptive information)
 
No. 5 Monochrome Overprinting
with Two Blocks (Finished Print)
 
No. 6 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (First Block)
(descriptive information)


 No. 6 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (First Block)

 No. 7 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Second Block)
(descriptive information)

 No. 7 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Second Block)


No. 8 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Third Block)
(descriptive information)
 
No. 8 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Third Block)

No. 9 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Finished Print)
(descriptive information)

 
 No. 9 Overprinting
with Three Blocks in Three Different Colors (Finished Print)
 
No. 10 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (First Block)
(descriptive information)

No. 10 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (First Block)

 
No. 11 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (Second Block)
(descriptive information)
 
No. 11 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (Second Block)

 
No. 12 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (Third Block)
(descriptive information)

 
No. 12 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions (Third Block)

No. 13 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions
(First and Fourth Block)
(descriptive information)
 
 No. 13 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions
(First and Fourth Block)


No. 14 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions
(Fifth Block and the Preceding Blocks)
(descriptive information)

  No. 14 Overprinting of Different Type Impressions
(Fifth Block and the Preceding Blocks)
 
No. 15 Use of Various Blocks
(descriptive information)



 
No. 15 Use of Various Blocks


No. 16 Printing with Unsized Paper
(descriptive information)
 
No. 16 Printing with Unsized Paper


 
No. 17 Printing with Rough-surface Paper
(descriptive information)

No. 17 Printing with Rough-surface Paper 
 
No. 18 Embossing
(descriptive information)

 
No. 18 Embossing
 
No. 19 Blurred Printing
(descriptive information)
 
No. 19 Blurred Printing


 No. 20 Gradation Printing
(Bokashi-zuri)
(descriptive information)
 
No. 20 Gradation Printing
(Bokashi-zuri)
 
Afterword by artist

 
Inside Rear Cover

Rear Cover 

Book Details

 IHL Catalog #2145
 Title
 Varieties of the Japanese Print, Volume 1
 Series 
 Artist 
 Yoshida Tōshi (1911-1995)
 Signature 
Toshi Yoshida
吉田遠志
bottom of inside title page
 Seal
 not sealed
 Date March 1967
 Edition first and only
 Publisher self-published by the artist
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre ehon; shasei kikō (sketch-tour)sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous 
 Format 
 H x W Paper overall book dimensions: 8 7/8 x 8 x 5/8 in. (22.5 x 20.3 x 1.6 cm)
 H x W Image
 
 Collections This Print Minneapolis Institute of Art 2013.29.624; The University of British Columbia Library Call Number: NE1310 .Y65 1967 
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
8/17/2021 created


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