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|Publisher (this edition):||Kato Junji||Kato Junji||Kato Junji|
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|Notes (this edition)|
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
|Kiyohara HITOSHI, (1896-1956) created this charming scene of three little girls on 'Children's Day.Signed "Hitoshi" with yhe Hitoshi seal L.R.Published by Kato Junji, late 1940s with the publisher's seal in the left margin.
||Kiyohara HITOSHI (1896-1956). Three young girls on "Children's Day"; oban yoko-e (9?" x 14?"). Signed "Hitoshi" with Hitoshi seal LR. Published by Kato Junji in late 1940s (Publisher's seal in left margin). Condition: Very good; full borders; small pinholes in each upper corner of border; original ownwer's name written on back.
B. Ibaraki prefecture. Art name Sei used for paintings. Studied with Matsumoto Fuko from 1915; then with Katayama Nanpu. Exhibited Japanese-style painting at Inten. Prints of kokeshi-like children in late 1940s published by Kato Junji. Signed prints with his given name in hiragana." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada
This is a nice original Japanese woodblock by a well known listed artist. The theme is one of his favorites Kokeshi like children at play. The woodblock is of three children with lanterns and is clearly signed. Hitoshi lived from 1896 to 1956 he studied with Matsumoto Fuko in 1915 then with Katayama Nanpu. He was born in the Ibaraki prefecture. He was a Japanese style painter then in the 1940s he designed a series of prints with subjects of children in a moderate comic style manner, many prints were published by Kato Junji. This woodblock measures 15.5 x 10.5 inches. There is some minor expected age wear, a few foxing dots a bit of wear to paper, it presents well has no tears and looks like our photos.