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Going Up Mount Akagi

Butterfly from the series Outdoor Sketches

Japanese Color Print

Going Up Mount Akagi 赤城山上

by Maekawa Senpan, c. 1930s

Butterfly from the series Outdoor Sketches

IHL Cat. #2563

About This Print

It is difficult to tell whether Maekawa's print of what I believe to be the old road, Route 16, up to Mount Akagi is a woodblock print, as no printing artifacts associated with woodblock printing can be seen on either side of the print. It may, however, be a machine printed (press printed) woodblock print.

While it likely no longer stands today, the torii pictured on the print may have demarked an entrance to the Shinto shrine on the mountain.

The Old Route 16 Going Up to Mount Akagi

image source: screen grab from the video "Mount Akagi Old Road | Route 16"
appearing on the website https://biketourjapan.com/cycling-mount-akagi/

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #2563
 Title Going Up Mount Akagi 赤城山上
 Maekawa Senpan (1888-1960)

left: artist's "帆" seal lower right corner
right: 前川千帆 (Maekawa Senpan) as printed on the left of the bottom margin
 Publication Date undated, likely c. 1930s
 Publisher unknown
 Carver self-carved
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - light toning throughout
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 8 15/16 x 11 9/16 in. (22.7 x 29.4 cm)
 H x W Image 5 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (14 x 19.4 cm)
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last revision:
8/29/2021 created