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Chinese Ship Shop

Landscape with village and two women

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Chinese Ship Shop 唐船屋 

by Takehisa Yumeji, undated

(after an earlier 1919 design)

The Rising Moon from the series A Collection of Takehisa Yumeji's Pictures in Woodblock Print
IHL Cat. #749

About This Print

This large-format undated print, likely issued in the 1970s or 1980s by the publishing house Yūyūdō, is after a design which originally appeared in Takehisa Yumeji's 1920 book of poetry titled Yume no Furusato 夢のふるさと (Dreaming of Home), published by the Tokyo publisher Shinchōsha. The book contained 10 woodblocks and color illustrations as shown below.

The title of this print Chinese Ship Shop 唐船屋 (which can also be read as Karafuneya), appearing in script to the right of the geisha, references the shop or restaurant where the geisha entertains. 

The Book, Yume-no Furusato

title page, colophon, index
color illustrations and woodblocks

the original print

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #749
 Title Chinese Ship Shop 唐船屋
 Series originally appeared in the poetry book Yume no Furusato
 Takehisa Yumeji (1884-1934)
 Seal not sealed
 Publication Date Originally 1919, this edition unknown but likely c. 1970s-1980s
 Edition see above
Yūyūdō 悠々洞出版
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre fukusei hanga
 H x W Paper 18 3/4 x 13 in. (47.6 x 33 cm)
 H x W Image 18 x 11 in. (45.7 x 27.9 cm)
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