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February calendar page from the 1941 Japan Print Association Calendar

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

February calendar page from the 

1941 Japan Print Association Calendar

by Fujimori Shizuo, 1941

Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)

IHL Cat. #2019

About This Print

Fujimori, a founding member of the Nihon Hanga Kyōkai (Japan Print Association) in 1931, contributed this print of a cricket on a branch to the 2601 calendar issued by the JPA.  2601, counting since the mythical beginning of Japan in 660 BCE, translates to 1941, a year that would find Japan attacking Pearl Harbor in December. 

The JPA calendars were issued from Showa 11 (1936) through Showa 19 (1944).

Print Details
 IHL Catalog #2019
 Title or Description 二月 February
 Series from the 1941 calendar issued by the Nihon Hanga Kyōkai 日本版画協会
 Fujimori Shizuo (1891-1943)
 not signed
artist's "S" seal
 Date 1941
 Edition first and only edition (not numbered)
 Publisher Nihon Hanga Kyōkai 日本版画協会 
 Carver self-carved
 Printer likely by the Japan Print Association
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - horizontal center fold; light handling creases 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 9 3/4 x 4 15/16 in. (11.4 x 15.2 cm)
 H x W Image 9 x 4 1/8 in. (9.5 x 13.3 cm)
 Collections This Print The Agency for Cultural Affairs - Cultural Heritage Online http://bunka.nii.ac.jp/heritages/detail/222706
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
created 2/15/2019