Shin Hanga prints

  Design: Kawase Hasui (1883-1957)  
  Title: Fuji no yukibare (Tagonoura)  
  Size: 36.5 x 24.0 cm (ōban)  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hasui Fuji no Yukibare (Tagonoura)


Artist’s signature and seal in left print area:


in which the kanji read:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
ha comma-design  
sui water Hasui

Print title and original publishing date in right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
fu wealth  
ji gentleman  
no ’s  
yuki snow Clearing after
bare clear up a snowfall on Mount Fuji
(田 ta rice field  
ko child  
no ’s  
浦) ura beach (Tago beach)
shō bright  
wa harmony  
shichi seven  
nen year Made in the 7th year
ichi one of the Shōwa era,
gatsu month the first month
satsu make (i.e., January 1932)

Publisher’s seal in bottom left margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
han edition  
ken right  
sho place  
have Copyright
do earth  
i a well Doi
sada moth  
ichi een Sadaichi

Followed by names of printer and carver:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
suri printing  
ra   Printer: Itakura
hori carving  
da   Carver: Harada

Several other prints were made with a view of Mount Fuji as seen from this spot, including a print designed by Tsuchiya Koitsu called “Fuji from Tago Bay” of which a reproduction made by David Bull in his Surimono albums series can be seen here.


Provenance: Mokuhankan

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