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Kurobe Gorge

Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)

Japanese Color Woodblock Printed Postcards

Kurobe Gorge 黒部峡谷

(set of six scenic views)

by Itō Nisaburō, after 1963

Arashiyama, Spring Scenery

IHL Cat. #2529

About These Postcards

Six woodblock-printed postcards designed by Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001), issued by Tōkōsha. While the date issued does not appear on any of the postcards, the Kurobe (or Kuryon) Dam (IHL Cat. #2529b, below) was completed in 1963.

Each card carries the artist's "nisa" 二三 seal.

黒部峡谷 十字峡
Kurobe Gorge Cross-Shaped Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529a

The Cross Shaped Glen at Kurobe Gorge

Kurobe Lake Dam
IHL Cat. #2529b
The Fourth Kurobe Dam (Kuroyon Dam)

Kurobe Lake
IHL Cat. #2529c
The Lake Kurobe

黒部 S
Kurobe Gorge S-Shaped Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529d
The "S" Shaped Glen at Kurobe

Kurobe Gorge Hakuryu Canyon
IHL Cat. #2529e

The Hakuryu Glen at Kurobe

黒部谷 後曳橋
Kurobe Gorge, Atobiki Bridge
IHL Cat. #2529f
The Atobiki Bridge at Kurobe

About Kurobe Gorge
Source: https://web-japan.org/atlas/nature/nat05.html

The deepest gorge in Japan, Kurobe Gorge, sits to the east of Mt. Tateyama. In the gorge area that extends 80 kilometers (50 miles), the peaks plunge into the bottom of the gorges some 1,500 to 2,000 meters (4,921 to 6,562 feet) below. At the south end of the gorge lies Kurobe Dam, the fifth largest arch-type dome dam in the world. Construction started in 1956 and, after seven years of difficult work and with the loss of 171 workers' lives, it was completed in 1963.

Jujikyo ("cross gorge") in Kurobe Gorge, viewed from the observatory along the Nichiden Hodo trail.


 IHL Catalog #2529
 Title Kurobe Gorge Woodblock Prints 黒部谷 木版画
 Series set of six woodblock print postcards
 Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)
 not signed
"nisa" seal 二三 (on each postcard near title)
 Publication Date after 1963, likely before 1970
 Edition unknown
 Impression excellent 
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor wear to postcard folder
 Genre ehagaki 絵はがき (picture postcard)
 H x W Paper folder closed: 7 1/2 x 4 11/16 in. (19.1 x 11.9 cm)
 each postcard: 5 11/16 x 4 1/8 in. (14.4 x 10.5 cm)
 H x W Image 
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
7/25/2021 created