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Professional Golfer

Professional Golfer プロゴルファー
by Wada Sanzo (1883-1967)

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Artist: Wada Sanzo (1883-1967) 和田三造
Title: Professional Golfer プロゴルファー
Series: Occupations of the Showa Era in Pictures - Continued 続昭和職業絵尽
Date 1st edition?1954/11
Date of this artwork?1954 November (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Kyoto Hanga-In 京都版画院
Publisher (this edition)?Kyoto Hanga-In 京都版画院
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 29313
Notes (1st edition)?Title Professional Golfer - Series Occupations of Japan in Showa
Artist Sanzo Wada 1883-1968
Signature Sanzo
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1954, May
Publisher Kyoto Hangain
Technique/Medium Woodblock print

Description "Zoku Showa Shokugyo E-zukushi" (Continuing Sketches of Occupations in Showa Era) Professional golfers. Golf became one of the most beloved sports in Japan second to baseball. The first of this large series was published by Nishinomiya Shoin in 1938 - 1943. It was very popular and even featured on the Asahi Newspapers everytime the new design was published. The series was interrupted by W.W. II. After the war, Kyoto Hanga-in made the continuation of the series as limited editions. The series is an interesting document of the new as well as the old, dying occupations in Japan in early to mid 20th Century.

Note carver for first editon: Matsuda, printer for first editon: Ohno (2nd edition: Shinagawa), print was editioned in the left margin.

There is also a 2nd edition of this scene. The position of the Wada artist seal and signature is moved to the lower right of the image area for the 2nd edition.


Width 16.8 inches = 42.7 cm
Height 13.9 inches = 35.3 cm


Series title in old-style kanji is "續昭和職業繪盡".
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Saturday, 27 August 2005

タイトル プロゴルファー
技法、材料 版画
サイズ(cm) 37.5 x 27.5 [横 x 縦]

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