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The Red Gate at Tokyo University


Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

The Red Gate at Tokyo University

by Itō Takashi, 1965

IHL Cat. #29

About This Print

For another depiction of the Red Gate see Red Gate at Tokyo University by Maeda Masao (1904-1974).

The Red Gate of University of Tokyo Today

Source: University of Tokyo website http://www.educations.com/The_University_of_Tokyo__b9689.html
The University of Tokyo is composed of three campuses: Hongo, Komaba and Kashiwa. In addition, some University of Tokyo facilities are situated in other parts of both Tokyo and the country. The main campus of the university is located in Hongo Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo and occupies about 56 hectares of the former Kaga Yashiki, the Tokyo estate of a major feudal lord. Parts of the seventeenth century landscaping of the original estate have been preserved to provide greenery and open space. The campus is graced by the Kaga Estate's celebrated Akamon, or Red Gate, which dates from 1827 and has been designated as an 'Important Cultural Property' by the Japanese Government. Most of the faculties, graduate schools, and research institutes of the university are located on the Hongo Campus.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #29
 Title The Red Gate at Tokyo University
 東大赤門 Tōdai akamon
 Itō Takashi (1894-1982)
Takashi 孝之
 Seal Itō Takashi (see above)
 Publication Date 1965 original publication date; subsequent printings known
 Edition possible first edition
 PublisherWatanabe Shōzaburō (1885-1962)
barely visible 6mm round A-type seal reading ワタナベ  (Watanabe)
(see the article Watanabe Shōzaburō (Publisher) (1885-1962)]
[Marks: seal 08-034; pub. ref. 576]
[Marks: seal 08-034; pub. ref. 576]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent- small "drying hole" upper right corner, two minor remnants of residue verso from prior mounting
 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format oban tate-e
 H x W Paper 10 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (26.7 x 39.4 cm)
 H x W Image 9 3/8 x 14 1/4 in. (23.8 x 36.2 cm)
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