Meiji prints

  Design: Kajita Hanko (1870-1917)  
  Title: The scent of chrysanthemums  
  Size: 22.3 x 30.0 cm (kikuban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Published in 1905 as a kuchi-e in the magazine Bungei Kurabu, vol. 11, no. 13.

Artist’s name - and red seal with the same characters in reversed order - in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
han half  
ko old Hanko

A beautiful reproduction of this kuchi-e print by Kajita Hanko can be found on the website of David Bull.


Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints

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