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Hirosawa Pond, Saga

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Hirosawa Pond, Saga

by Konishi Seiichirō, undated (c. 1970s)

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

IHL Cat. #1337

About This Print

A depiction of Hirosawa Pond in the Saga District of Kyoto.

Hirosawa Pond

Hirosawa Pond (Hirosawa no ike)
Source: http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/visitkyoto/en/theme/others/m_hirosawanoike/

This pond was constructed in the Heian period as part of a temple garden built by the grandson of Emperor Uta. The temple was abandoned but the pond survived. This pond has been widely adored, and featured in many Japanese poems.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1337
 Title Hirosawa Pond, Saga 
 さが, 広沢の池 Saga, Hirosawanoike
 Konishi Seiichirō (b. 1919)
 S. KONISHI printed in bottom margin
 Seal (of the artist)
誠 "sei"
 Publication Date undated (c.  1970s)
 Publisher self-published (56 of 500)
 Printer self printed 
 Carver self carved 自刻
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor mounting residue top edge verso
 Genre sosaku hanga
 H x W Paper 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (17.5 x 21 cm) 
 H x W Image 5 7/16 x 6 15/16 in. (13.8 x 17.6 cm)
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