Shin Hanga prints


  Design: Okada Yoshio (1934)  
  Title: Wakana  
  Series title: Genji emaki (Picture scroll of Genji)  
  Size: 31.6 x 28.4 cm (ōban)  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Okada Yoshio Wakana

Enlargement


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:
       
mae before  
ta rice field  
ken sign of the tiger  
ta fat  
counter for sons Maeda Kentarō
       
su(ru) rub  
satsu print Printer:
       
en distant  
wisteria  
tada loyalty  
o leader Endō Tadao

Yūyūdō publisher seal in lower left margin of the print.

The protective folder has the label:

Okada Yoshio Wakana label

in which the kanji 若菜 read Wakana.

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

Okada Yoshio Wakana Water Colour Painting

which can be found on pages 138-139 of this book.


References


Provenance: Mokuhankan

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