Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Hashiguchi Goyō (1880-1921)  
  Title: Woman combing her hair  
  Size: 43.0 x 31.5 cm (dai ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from newly cut woodblocks    
  Photography: Theo Janssen
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Special effects: fine purple mica background.

Original publishing date, and artist’s name in upper left of the print:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
tai big The 9th year
shō correct of the
kyū nine Taishō era
nen year (i.e., 1920),
san three the third month
gatsu month (i.e., March 1920)

Followed by Goyō seal:

Goyo seal

in which the three kanji read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
go five Picture
leaf by
ga picture Goyō

This print is a 60th anniversary commemorative edition, sanctioned by Goyō’s family, and published in December 1981.

Name of editor in left margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
kan keep watch over  
shū master Supervisor:
bun text  
gaku science  
haku extensive doctor of
shi scholar literature
nara oak  
saki cape  
shū religion Narazaki
shige heavy Muneshige

Names of publisher, printer, and carver of this later edition in lower left margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
tan red  
sei blue  
sha company Tanseisha
han edition Edition
suri printer  
shō artisan Printer:
hashi bridge  
tsu(meru) cram  
hikari light Hashizume
otoko man Mitsuo
hori carver  
shō artisan Carver:
u(eru) plant  
tani valley  
tei chastity Uetani
male Sadao


Provenance: A shop in the Kanda district of Tokyo, and thanks to the wonderful help of David Bull who also translated the kanji concerning editor Narazaki Muneshige for me on this print.

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