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Rain at Yabakei

Rain at Yabakei
by Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921)

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Artist: Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) 橋口五葉
Title: Rain at Yabakei
Series: 
Date 1st edition?1918
Date of this artwork?c. 1970s/80s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Tanseisha 丹青社
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Large Oban
Format (this edition): Large Oban
DB artwork code: 32982
Notes (1st edition)?
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:

Rain at Yabakei, 1918 (fine 1970’s woodblock reprint)
Hashigushi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

Rain at Yabakei- The scene is from Goyo's boyhood region a place he remembered with great fondness. Goyo melds the great Japanese woodblock landscape tradition, in a print that reminds us of Hiroshige, with western landscape art. The scene could almost be rural France. The colorful rocks, grass and figures stand out against the rolling gray hills softened by the heavy rainfall. The vertical sheeting rain is clearly a nod to the art of Hiroshige. In Goyo’s design the rain is highlighted with silver mica- an especially effective technique- very beautiful.

This Goyo reprint- In the 1970’s a small group of woodblock reprints were made of Goyo’s incredible images. His prints are so rare and sought after, these prints offered an opportunity to have a Goyo print without the expense of an original. This print comes with both original folders. It is in the original heavy rag presentation inner folder which fits inside a titled outer folder. See photo with inner folder.


Signed- Goyo-ga with red artist’s seal
Sealed- In blue in margin by publisher, carver and printer
Image size- 11” x 17 3/4” (same as original- large print)
Condition- Perfect, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins

Artist Bio: A Note on the 1970's/80's restrikes:

Tanseisha edition:

One of the 12-print sets, titled "Hashiguchi Goyo 60-Year Memorial) was published in an edition size of only 150 and is dated 1981, December 1st. I assume this to be the first edition by Tanseisha. It is obvious that Tanseisha subsequently published other sets after this date, using different printers. One of these later editions included an extra print, so a 13-print edition.

Yuyudo editions:

A 6-print set of bijin-ga in blue canvas tatou album with edition size of 750.

A 12-print edition, size unconfirmed.

A 2-print set of large-size scenes "Hand Mirror" and "Yabakei" with edition size of around 500.


Iwasaki Shoten:

Published "Woman Combing Her Hair" in an edition size of 180 in 1988, October 20 (see database entry 46012).

Watanabe Shoichiro: Watanabe has recently (2017 or earlier) started publishing some of the Goyo scenes.

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