Okuyama: The fishing grounds at Ishizaki
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Okuyama Gihachirô (1907-1981)
Gillnets along the shore in Ishizaki, a fishing village located in the bay of Nanao on Noto peninsula.
Title: Ishizaki no gyôba (The fishing grounds at Ishizaki)
Series: Noto Shin Nanao hakkei (Eight new views of Nanao in Noto)
Signature: Gihachirô ga
Carver: Yasukawa Suekichi (Kiyoshi)
Printer: Inomura (Imura) Shônosuke
Publisher: (Nihon Hanga Kenkyûsho, Tokyo)
Date: Undated (1943)
Size: Horizontal Ôban, 21,2 x 33,8 cm (image size)
Excellent impression and colours, with relief printing. Presumably an early impression. Paper a little age-toned; verso in upper margin three slight paper thinnings from removed attachments. Overall very nice condition.
A rare view from this seldom seen series of eight landscape views from the remote Noto peninsula.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Catalogue of Collections – Prints. Tokyo 1993, No. 387. For the artist cf. Merritt/Yamada, Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. Honolulu 1992, p. 120