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Nara Shigatsu-dō

Mabuchi Tōru (1920-1994)

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Nara Shigatsu-dō

by Maeda Masao, 1970

Boar from Takeuchi Seihō's Album of the Twelve Calendrical Animals

IHL Cat. #687

About This Print

Printed during the artist's lifetime by Takahashi Studio which printed a number of Maeda's designs in the 1960s and 1970s.

April Hall (Shigatsu-dō), an Important Cultural Property, is located in the Todai Temple grounds and was built in the Edo period.  It is called April Hall for the special prayer ceremony, Hokke Sanmai, held there every April.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #687
 Title Nara Shigatsu-dō (April Hall) 奈良 四月堂
 Maeda Masao (1904-1974)
Maeda 前田
 Publication Date 1970
 Edition 7 of 20
 Publisher  self-published
 Carver self-carved
printed on verso: Takahashi studio 高橋工房  printed (suru) 摺
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - several small spots of foxing in margin; minor handling creases
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Format dai-ōban
 H x W Paper 20 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. (53 x 39.4 cm)
 H x W Image 17 3/4 x 13 in. (45.1 x 33 cm)
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