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Postal Life Insurance Office

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Postal Life Insurance Office 簡易郵便局
by Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)

Original caretaker of this artwork: Ross Walker Collection (Ohmi Gallery)

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Artist: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957) 川瀬巴水
Title: Postal Life Insurance Office 簡易郵便局
Date 1st edition?1930
Publisher 1st edition?Unknown 不明
Publisher (this edition)?Unknown 不明
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Postcard
Format (this edition): Postcard
DB artwork code: 42331
Notes (1st edition)?This postcard print is listed in the 2013 Hasui catalogue (Folk Museum of Ota City) as being published by Watanabe in the 1930s. Personally I have my doubts that it was published by Watanabe due to the (lack of) quality of the printing.

The PO featured is Akabane Post Office, and the set of postcards was issued in commemoration of the "new government office".

It would appear this scene was first published in 1930, but may have also been re-issued in 1935. Some examples exist that are machine printed as opposed to being woodblock prints.
Notes (this edition)?
Artist Bio: 
川瀬 巴水。1883年(明治16年)5月18日 - 1957年(昭和32年)11月7 日)。大正・昭和期の浮世絵師、版画家。1918年 (大正7年)、風景画家として世に出る。以後、数多くの木版画を発表。 衰退した日本の浮世絵版画を復興すべく吉田博らとともに新しい浮世絵版画の叙情的世界に、自然に肉薄する近代人の視点を導入することにより、独自の世界を展開した。享年74歳。

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