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Oharame from Kinai kenbutsu, Kyōto no maki

Japanese Color Lithograph Book

Oharame from the Illustrated Book

Kinai kenbutsu, Kyōto no maki

by Asai Chū, 1911

IHL Cat. #2398a

About This Print

Asai's print of a woman peddler from Ohara carrying a load of firewood, appearing in volume one Kyōto no maki of the three volume set of "sketch tour" books titled Kinai kenbutsu (Scenes of the Inner Provinces), published by Kanao Tanejirō (1879-1947) (the publishing house Bunendō) in 1911 and 1912. It is a re-working of the artist's 1908 print, shown below, which appeared in the design book Mokugo zuan shū published by Unsōdō.

Oharame by Asai Chū from Mokugo zuan shū 黙語図案集
published by Unsōdō 芸艸堂, 1908
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image source: National Museum of Asian, The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book Art FSC-GR-780.40

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2398a
 Title or Description Oharame 大原女
 Series Woodblock print bound into the illustrated book Kinai kenbutsu, Kyōto no maki [Scenes of Kyōto, Volume 1]
 Asai Chū (1856-1907)
 not signed
unread seal
 Publication Date February 5, 1911
 Edition first
 Publisher 發行者 金尾種次郎 publisher Kanao Tanejirō
發兌元 金尾文淵堂 publishing house Kanao Bun'endō
 Carver Igami Bonkatsu 伊上几骨 (伊上凡骨)
 Printer Nishimura Kumakichi 西村熊吉
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - horizontal trifold (as inserted in book)
 Genre ehon 絵本
 H x W Paper 11 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. (30.2 x 21.9 cm)
 H x W Image 
 Collections  National Diet Library 765548 Call No. 330-327 (Kyoto volume)Freer|Sackler FSC-GR-780.910.1-6Rijksmuseum RP-P-2005-584A; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto M00778; The British Museum 1991,1112,0.137.2; Stanford University Japanese Collection DS897 .K84 K56
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