Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Okada Yoshio (1934)  
  Title: Matsukaze  
  Series title: Genji emaki (Picture scroll of Genji)  
  Size: 33.9 x 28.5 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Okada Yoshio Matsukaze


Published by Yūyūdō in the 1980s.

Red seal reading Yoshi in upper left area and bottom right margin of the print.

Names of the carver and the printer in bottom margin of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
ho(ru) carve  
ki(ku) work Carver:
matsu pine  
ta rice field  
tora sign of the tiger  
storehouse Matsuda Torazō
su(ru) rub  
satsu print Printer:
en distant  
tada loyalty  
o leader Endō Tadao

Yūyūdō publisher seal in lower left margin of the print.

White label with artist’s name and series title on the protective outside cardboard folder (left) and on the dark blue presentation folder inside the cardboard folder (right) in which the four Genji emaki prints are sold:

Okada Yoshio packaging folder Okada Yoshio presentation folder

The kanji on the white labels read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
oka hill  
ta rice field  
yoshi yoshi  
otto husband Okada Yoshio
gen origin  
shi family  
e picture  
maki scroll Picture scroll of Genji

The protective folder of the Matsukaze print has the label:

Okada Yoshio Matsukaze label

in which the kanji 松風 read Matsukaze (i.e., pine wind).

The print was based on this water colour painting of Okada Yoshio (click to enlarge):

Okada Yoshio Matsukaze Water Colour Painting

which can be found on pages 72-73 of this book.


Provenance: Mokuhankan

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