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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Doi Sadaichi Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi
Date of this item: 1936 January 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1960s-90s 1990-2000s 1990-2000s 1990-2000s 1990-2000s 1990-2000s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
“JAPANESE WOODBLOCK … YUKI NO MIYAJIMA …BY TSUCHIYA KOITSU .. 1936 … EXCELLENT CONDITION” - this is a 7” x 10” colorful woodblock on a 8” x11” piece of very nice paper … it has some bleedthrough to the back of the print - we were given the following print information ….. The Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu, Publisher: Doi Teiichi, Carver: Ikeda, Title: Yuki No Miyajima (Snowy Miyajima), Date: January 1936 - it is in excellent condition with no holes, tears or rips and it has never been framed - there is Japanese printing above the red seal in the lower right corner on the dark portion of the woodblock … it does not photograph well, so I have tried to sketch it for you
Friday, 18 November 2005

Condition: This print was brought to the US by an US Army officer who served with the occupation forces in Japan between 1947 and 1950. When I acquired it, the print was in a cheap frame with a NON-Archival mat. There is some age darkening at the extremities. Please see the full-sheet images below showing both the face and verso of the print. There are no tears and the color of the print is very bright.
Monday, 26 September 2005

A fine original signed and sealed color woodblock print in Chuban format by Tsuchiya Koitsu. He was a major 20th Century Japanese block print ukiyo-e artist. This is one of his most famous and popular prints, dating from 1936. The image size is about 10" by 7". I have examined the print out of the frame and it is in excellent condition, with bright colors, full margins and all the correct original chop marks on the sides.

Wednesday, 31 August 2005

For auction is this old Japanese woodblock print by Tsuchiya Koitsu, measuring 11.5" tall by 8" wide. Im not sure if it is a first edition, but I was told that it is because of the publisher information, signature and watermark at the upper left. I myself am not an expert on Koitsu - I leave it up to the Ebay world, but it is an old print. The title is Yuki no Miyajima, or snowy Miyajima (an island off Hiroshima). It is signed Koitsu and with a seal, published by Doi Hanga Ten, carved by Harada and printed by Yokoi. Dated Showa 11 or 1936.

The print has overall browning from a bad old mat it was stuck on while it was framed. This makes the print a bit darker than it should be and there are spots where it didn’t discolor as badly, so it has some spotting. No rips or tears though, and not trimmed either.
2004/12/31

Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Size: 7in. X 10in.

The Stokes Collection
Monday, 5 September 2005

Title Miyajima in Snow
Artist Koitsu Tsuchiya 1870-1949
Signature Koitsu
Seal artist's seal (shin)
Dated 1936
Publisher Doi Eiichi
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression very good … (posthumous printing)
Colors excellent
Condition excellent
Description Miyajima Torii seen on a snowy winter night.
Note carver Harada, printer Hamano
Format Chuban
Width 8.1 inches = 20.5 cm
Height 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
Width of Image 7.1 inches = 18.0 cm
Height of Image 10.0 inches = 25.5 cm
Friday, 12 August 2005

Title Miyajima in Snow
Artist Koitsu Tsuchiya 1870-1949
Signature Koitsu
Seal artist's seal (shin)
Dated 1936
Publisher Doi Eiichi
Technique/Medium Woodblock print
Impression very good … (posthumous printing)
Colors excellent
Condition excellent
Description Miyajima Torii seen on a snowy winter night.
Note carver Harada, printer Hamano
Format Chuban
Width 8.1 inches = 20.5 cm
Height 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
Width of Image 7.1 inches = 18.0 cm
Height of Image 10.0 inches = 25.5 cm
Artist: KOITSU, TSUCHIYA
Title: Itsukushima Shrine
Print Type: Japanese Woodblock Print - Posthumous
Publisher: Doi
Size: 11 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches - Chuban
Yuki no Miyajima (Snow at Miyajima) by Tsuchiya Koitsu. Genuine woodblock print dated January Showa 11 (1936). Later impression from original blocks. Fine condition. Date in right margin. Title, Koitsu characters and red shin seal in lower right of image. Doi publisher's seal, Hamano printer's seal and Harada carver's seal in left margin. Nice color. Strong ink penetration on fine washi.

Koitsu-Snowy Miyajima- Eiichi-Harada-Hamano.JPG is:

"Itsukushima Shrine" - 1936

Chuban

Image size 11.25" x 8.25"
Condition Pristine. Never laid down. Strong bleedthrough to verso. No folds, no tears, no creases, no foxing.

Master Koitsu is regarded by most to be on par with HASUI. His classic Shin Hanga have gained world-wide acclaim. Master Koitsu is reknowned for his mastery of dramatic use of light and shadow. Authenticated by Master Koitsui's signature, Doi Eiichi seal, watermark and the all-important double-offset Harada/Hamano seal.
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