Okuyama: Miyajima in the MorningOkuyama: Miyajima in the Morning
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Okuyama Gihachirô (1907-1981)

A view of the red Torii of the Miyajima shrine (also known as Itsukushima). In the foreground a pine tree and two stone lanterns.

Title: Miyajima no asa (Miyajima in the Morning)

Series: Nihon fûkei hanga (Prints of Views of Japan)

Signature: Gihachirô

Seal: Okuyama

Engraver: Matsuda Torazô

Printer: Imura (Inomura) Shônosuke

Publisher: unknown (Nihon Hanga Kenkyûsho?)

Date: Shôwa 24 (1949)

Size: Oban, 23,2 x 36,2 cm (print size)

In the bottom marging embossed „Gihachiro Okuyama 1949“. Very fine print with good colours. Paper a bit toned and light soiling. Altogether in good condition.

Cf.: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Catalogue of Collections – Prints. Tokyo 1993, No. 400. (early edition of the print from the 1950's)

On the artist: Merritt/Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. Honolulu 1992, p. 120