Meiji prints


  Design: Ikeda Shōen (1886-1917)  
  Print title: Title page/Table of contents  
  Album/series title: Yaekasumi (Multilayered mist)  
  Size: 21.0 x 30.7 cm  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Ikeda Shoen Yaekasumi Title page

Enlargement


This print displays the title and table of contents of the Yaekasumi album, including the titles of the twelve prints.

Series title in second column from the right, followed by the word Index in third column from the right:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ya    
he    
ka    
su    
mi   Multilayered mist
       
moku eye  
roku record Index

The last column from the right contains the firm name of the publisher:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
katsu slide  
kei think  
temple Kokkeidō
azusa woodblock printing woodblock printing

Followed by a red seal with the name of the publisher:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
a    
ki    
ya    
man ten thousand Akiyama

And a red seal with the name of the carver:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ho(ru) carve  
shō artisan Carver:
mune religion  
oka hill Muneoka

References


Provenance: Artelino

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