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Arashiyama, Spring Scenery

Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Arashiyama, Spring Scenery

by Itō Nisaburō, c. 1960-1969

Moonlit Night, Yasaka Pagoda

IHL Cat. #786

About This Print

A view of the Togetsukyō bridge stretching across the Ōi River, with Mount Arashi in the background.  This print is likely one of a four print untitled series of Kyoto area landmarks, shown below, in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.  Also see IHL Cat. #787, Yasaka Pagoda, Moonlit Night.

The Series of Four Prints from The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 

  金閣寺 (Kinkakuji)
昭和35-44 (1960-69)
15.8×23.2 cm.
woodcut on paper
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 
清水雪旦 (Kiyomizu, Snowy Morning)
昭和35-44 (1960-69)
15.6×23.3 cm.
woodcut on paper
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 

八坂塔 (Yasaka Pagoda)
昭和35-44 (1960-69)
15.8×23.3 cm.
woodcut on paper
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 

嵐山春景 (Arashiyama, Spring Scenery) 
昭和35-44 (1960-69)
15.8×23.3 cm.
woodcut on paper
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 

Arashiyama, Kyoto

Source: website of Japan Guide.com http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3912.html

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons.

The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama's famous bamboo groves and pleasure boats that are available for rent on the river.

North of central Arashiyama the atmosphere becomes less touristy and more rural, with several small temples scattered along the base of the wooded mountains. The area north of the Togetsukyo Bridge is also known as Sagano, while the name "Arashiyama" technically just refers to the mountains on the southern bank of the river but is commonly used to name the entire district.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #786
 Title Arashiyama, Spring Scenery (嵐山春景)
 Series untitled series of four Kyoto area landmarks
 Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)
 仁三郎 (Nisaburō)
 Seal "ni" seal 仁
 Publication Date c. 1960-1969
 Publisher either self-published or by Matsukyū
 Impression excellent 
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - remnants from folio mounting corners verso; small paper loss in top right corner of margin
 Miscellaneous 禁複製 (do not duplicate) impressed in lower right margin
 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format chūban yoko-e
 H x W Paper 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (17.5 x 24.8 cm)
 H x W Image 6 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. (15.9 x 23.2 cm)
 Collections This Print The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto P01200-019
 Reference Literature 
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