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The Pagoda at Yasaka

The Pagoda at Yasaka 八坂の塔
by Nomura Yoshimitsu

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Artist: Nomura Yoshimitsu
Title: The Pagoda at Yasaka 八坂の塔
Series: Famous places of Kyoto 京洛名所
Date 1st edition?05/03/1930
Date of this artwork?1930s (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Sato Shotaro
Publisher (this edition)?Sato Shotaro
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33818
Notes (1st edition)?Artist: Yoshimitsu Nomura 1870 - 1958
Title: Famous Places of Kyoto - Yasaka Pagoda
Date: 1931
Publisher: Sato Sho
Medium: Woodblock print
Note: usually has a "Sato ko" publisher stamped on lower right margin.
Width Item 15.0 inches = 38.0 cm
Height Item 9.4 inches = 24.0 cm
Notes: "Kyoraku Meisho" (Famous Places of Kyoto) "Yasaka no To". Yasaka pagoda in sunset
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:

This print was created by Nomura Yoshimitsu the great artist of shin-hanga in landscape prints. The prints of this artist could be in same line with the prints of Hasui , Shotei or Koitsu . Here is one of his great prints “Great Bell at Chionin” from the series “Famous places of Kyoto”. Was published and printed by Sato Shotaro in 1931, print bears the artist signature and seal in the image. Bears also publisher seal on the bottom of right margin. Oban size 9 3/4" by 15 1/4 " with full margins. Print reproduced and described in the 1936 Toledo catalog, also reproduced on page 206 in "The New Wave, twentieth-century Japanese Prints". Fine impression, excellent color , bleedthrough and registration - great condition. The print is not backed or mounted, never been framed .

Series Information: Published on the 5th of March, 1930, as a series of six prints in a limited edition of two hundred sets by Sato Shotaro. The series was sold as a set of all six scenes in a cardboard tatou folder containing the series and print titles, dating (March 5, 1930) and publisher information. Interestingly, there are also two extra scenes containing the series title that were not included in the series set: The Daimonji Festival, and The Sloping Path to Kiyomizu, so perhaps they were issued after the release of the six-print set.

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