Okuyama: The Godai-TempleOkuyama: The Godai-Temple
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Okuyama Gihachirô (1907-1981)

Atmospheric view from the coast of Matsushima to the offshore island with the pavilion of the Godaidô temple covered in snow.

Title: Matsushima Godaidô no yuki (The Godai temple in Matshushima with snow)

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

Signature: Gihachirô

Seal: Okuyama

Engraver: Matsuda Torazô

Printer: Onodera Yoshizô

Publisher: unknown (Nihon Hanga Kenkyûsho?)

Date: Shôwa 24 (1949)

Size: Oban, 23,5 x 36 cm (print size)

Fine print and colours, very good condition.

Cf.:The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Catalogue of Collections – Prints. Tokyo 1993, No. 397, says that the first edition of this print was 300 copies. This copy is from an early edition from the 1950's with signature and seal.

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