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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Not Set Tanseisha Tanseisha Tanseisha Tanseisha
Date of this item: 1918 c. 1970s/80s c. 1970s/80s c. 1970s/80s c. 1970s/80s
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:

Artist:
Goyo, Hashiguchi, 1880-1921
Title:
Rain at Yabakei
Date:
1918
Medium:
woodblock
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches
Condition:
Faint glue stains on reverse top corners; fading
Comments:
Second state, with printed black rain
Rain at Yabakei by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print dated 1918 (Taisho 7). Later impression. Signed Goyo ga in lower left of image above Red Goyo seal. Publisher's, carver's and printer's seal in right margin. 14.2 x 19.7 inches. Compare with print on page 65 of "Shin-Hanga New prints in Modern Japan" by Brown. Very fine craftsmanship. Nice mica rain streaks. Strong texture and ink bleedthrough.
Rain at Yabakei by Hashiguchi Goyo. Genuine woodblock print dated 1918 (Taisho 7). Later mid Showa era impression. Signed Goyo ga in lower left of image above Red Goyo seal. Publisher's, carver's and printer's seal in right margin. 14.2 x 19.7 inches. Compare with print on page 65 of "Shin-Hanga New prints in Modern Japan" by Brown. Very fine craftsmanship. Nice mica rain streaks. Strong texture and ink bleedthrough. Saturday, 15 April 2006

ARTIST: Hashiguchi, Goyo (1880-1921)
SERIES: Limited Edition Commemorative
TITLE or SUBJECT: Rain at Yabakei (mica rain printing)
SIGNATURE or SEAL: Signature and seal, Tanseisha publisher seal
DATE or CIRCA: First edition 1918 (commemorative edition 1980's)
PAPER SIZE: 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches
IMPRESSION/COLOR/CONDITION: Good/Good/Good
CONDITION DETAILS: Original folio, good state
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
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