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, and the story behind the making of this reproduction can be seen in this most interesting video.


Provenance: Chris Uhlenbeck’s Hotei Japanese Prints

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