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Sadamisaki from the series Here and There in Shikoku

Moonlit Night at the Museum

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 


from the series Here and There in Shikoku

by Asano Takeji, 1967

Mihonoseki from an untitled series of scenic views of Japan

IHL Cat. #1065

About This Print

A view of the tip of the narrow Sadamisaki Peninsula on Japan's Inland Sea which while 32 km long is never more than a few km wide.   Its lighthouse, built in 1918, is one of Japan's "Fifty Famous Lighthouses" and commands one of the most spectacular views of all Japanese lighthouses.  This print is one of ten from the series Here and There in Shikoku.


The Sadamisaki Peninsula (佐田岬半島 Sadamisaki-hantō) is the westernmost partof the island of Shikoku,and is the narrowest peninsula in Japan. It is covered by the town of Ikata,EhimePrefecture, and is home to the Ikata Nuclear Power Plant.

The peninsula is bounded to the north by the InlandSea, to the south by the Uwa Sea (PacificOcean), and to the west by the HōyoStrait, which separates Shikoku from Kyūshū.

This combination of mountains and ocean make the SadamisakiPeninsula a popular sightseeing destination, especially in the spring when the sakura are inbloom.

The Sadamisaki Lighthouse stands at the tip of the peninsula.

The Sadamisaki Lighthouse

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1065
 Title or Description Sadamisaki 佐田岬 
 Series Here and There in Shikoku
 四国散見 Shikoku sanken
 Asano Takeji (1900-1999)
竹二画刻 Takeji ga koku (drawn and carved by Takeji) 
 no seal
 Date c. 1960s
 Edition likely first and only 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
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format oban
 H x W Paper 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. (26 x 38.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 9 5/8 x 14 7/16 in. (24.4 x 36.7 cm) 
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