Kôitsu: The Hakozaki shrine
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Tsuchiya Kôitsu (1870-1949)
A quiet scene on a sunny day in front of the gate building (rômon) of the Hakozaki shrine in Fukuoka, Kyushu - one of the most important Shintô shrines dedicated to the deity Hachiman.
Title: Kyûshû Hakozaki Hachiman-gû (The Hachiman Shrine in Hakozaki, Kyûshû)
Signature: Kôitsu. Seal: Shin
Carver: Harada. Printer: Seki
Publisher: Doi (Hamamatsu-dô), Tokyo
Date: Shôwa 13 (1938)
Size: Vertical Dai-Ôban, 38,9 x 25,8 cm (image)
Fine impression, colours and condition. Verso in right margin two small paper remnants from previous attachment.
Very good later impression, printed from the original blocks, from a limited edition (size unknown), printed under the supervision of the art historian Yamaguchi Keizaburô from Risshô University (as indicated in left margin). Kôitsu's publisher Doi sealed with the name Hamamatsu-dô from 1963 to 1981.
Cf. Walker/Doi, Catalogue Raisonné of Tsuchiya Koitsu, TK-DH-48, p. 96, fig. 3.50, and ibid. p. 335 ff for this edition.