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Mexico City, Mexico from the series Here and There in the West

Moonlit Night at the Museum

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Mexico City, Mexico

from the series Here and There in the West

by Asano Takeji, 1966

Mount Myōgi from the series Here and There in Jōshin’etsu

IHL Cat. #966

About This Print

A view of the old Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Mexico City from an adjoining plaza.  The artist traveled to Mexico in October 1965 as part of a world tour that also took him to the United States, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey.  Upon his return to Japan he began work on a series of ten prints showing views from his travels titled Here and There in the West.  All of these prints were carved and, most likely, printed and published by the artist.

Six Additional Prints from the Untitled Views of Travel Series

 San Miguel, Mexico
Cataluna Museum, Barcelona, Spain

Toledo, Spain

Florence, Italy
Athens, Greece
ギリシャ アテネ

Izmir, Turkey

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #966
 Title or Description Mexico City, Mexico (メキシコメキシコ市)
 Series Here and There in the West
  西洋所々 Seiyō tokorodokoro
 Asano Takeji (1900-1999)
竹二画刻 Takeji ga koku (drawn and carved by Takeji) 
 no seal
 Publication Date 1966
 Edition likely first edition
 Carver self-carved
 Publisher artist - the prints in the artist's series of scenic views around Japan and of various cities in the western world, published in the 1960s, were originally distributed through a print collecting club (木版画 頒布会 moku hanga hanpukai).
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor mounting residue top margin verso
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format oban
 H x W Paper 10 1/2 x 15 5/8 in. 65.7 x 39.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 9 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (24.1 x 36.2 cm) 
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