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Korean Market Town from the series Korean Life

Hiyoshi Mamoru (1885-?)

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Korean Market Town from the series Korean Life

by Hiyoshi Mamoru, c. 1950s

Nōga taikan, Semimaru

IHL Cat. #1684

About This Print

One of at least six prints in a series depicting various aspects of Korean life.  While published in the 1950s, the scenes are reminiscent of the time of the artist's residency in Korea from 1909 through the end of its colonization by Japan in 1945.  

Postcard "The Korean Market Crowded with White Dressed Koreans, Heijo," 1921

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #1684
 Title/Description Korean Market Town (note: this a descriptive title as print itself is untitled)
 Series Korean Life 韓国の生活 (series title also seen as 朝鮮風俗 "Korean Customs")
 Series title in Korean is 조선 풍속.
 Hiyoshi Mamoru (1885-?)
 not signed
 Date after 1952
 Edition later edition; first editions in this series are marked as such and dated to 1951-1952
Shinagawa seal in lower left of image beneath Mamoru seal
Kyoto Hangain 版元 京都版画院 [Marks: pub. ref. 284; seal 25-485]
彫松田 hori Kikuta
摺市村 suri Ichimura
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - mounted in its original folder
 Genre shin hanga
 Format oban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 11 7/16 x 16 in. (29.1 x 40.6 cm)
 H x W Image 9 3/8 x 14 3/16 in. (23.8 x 36 cm)
 Collections This Print National Folk Museum of Korea Collection No. 민속062738
 Reference Literature 
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