Japanese Color Woodblock Print 


by Sekino Jun'ichirō, undated

Outskirts of Nara

IHL Cat. #1681

About This Print

Sekino's rendering of cows, pastures and farm buildings in Hidaka, Hokkaido an area known for its horse ranching, Biratori Wagyu variety of beef, dairy products and vast pasture lands.  Two interesting silos stand in the background, one with an onion-shaped dome.

 Pastureland and farms in Hidaka

HokkaidoIs Known For Dairy Products
Hokkaido is known for its beautiful scenery, quality seafood, and of course dairy products. Do you know that Hokkaido produces more than 50% of the total of Japan’s milk output?

Cows are said to be happy there, because the fresh air, spacious land, and green environment keep them in a good living condition. Thus the cows produce higher quality milk.

In fact, you will find that milk from Hokkaido cost more than milk from other prefectures in Japan.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1681
 Title Hidaka 日高 [as printed in lower right of print]
 Series none
 Sekino Jun’ichirō (1914 - 1988)
Jun Sekino in pencil
準 Jun seal
 Publication Date undated (possibly c. mid 1960s)
 Edition 21/100 
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer printed by one of the artist's studio printers
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minorhandling/printing creases; several remnants of mounting tape verso
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous printed on paper with Jun. Sekino watermark
 Format dai ōban
 H x W Paper 16 x 21 1/8 in. (40.6 x 53.7 cm)
 H x W Image 12 13/16 x 18 in. (32.5 x 45.7 cm)
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