Outskirts of Nara

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Outskirts of Nara

by Sekino Jun'ichirō, 1964


IHL Cat. #1196

About This Print

A view of the rice fields next to Hokki-ji Temple in Ikaruga on the outskirts of Nara.  Hokki-ji, a three-storied pagoda, the oldest of its kind in Japan, can be seen in the background.  The reflections of the two figures on the right is seen in the flooded paddy.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1196
 Title 奈良郊外 Nara Kōgai
 Outskirts of Nara
 Series none
 Sekino Jun’ichirō (1914 - 1988)
Jun. Sekino in pencil
Jun seal
 Publication Date 1964
 Edition first and only 
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer printed by one of the artist's studio printers
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - overall toning, most noticeable on verso; small tear margin top center and bottom center; handling/printing creases
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format dai oban
 H x W Paper 16 7/16 x 21 7/8 in. (41.8 x 55.6 cm)
 H x W Image 12 3/4 x 18 1/8 in. (32.4 x 46 cm)
 Collections This Print Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1992.051.080; Carnegie Museum of Art 89.28.1217.1
 Reference Literature