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Kugatsu futsuka Fukagawa shoken (Seen in Fukagawa on September 2)

Isoda Chôshû, Kugatsu futsuka Fukagawa shoken (Seen in Fukagawa on September 2), 1924, color woodblock print, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet, public domain, 88.6.16

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Kugatsu futsuka Fukagawa shoken (Seen in Fukagawa on September 2)

Related Titles

series (translated): Collection of Woodblock Prints of the Taishō Earthquake

series (transliterated): Taishô shinkasai mokuhangashû

series title (original language): 大正震火災木版画集


Isoda Chôshû (Japanese, 1880-1947)




color woodblock print

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 10 3/4 in x 8 5/16 in; sheet: 11 1/4 in x 8 13/16 in

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts



Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

relief print



Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet

Accession Number



public domain


Japanese woodblock prints

relief printing

relief prints

Taishô shinkasai mokuhangashû (Collection of Woodblock Prints of the Taishô Earthquake), 1924


In 1924, the Japanese publisher Hoshino Seki issued a set of thirty-six prints depicting scenes from the aftermath of the September 1, 1923 great Tokyo earthquake. He commissioned six artists to each produce six designs based on eye witness sketches and accounts, which the master carver Nagashima Kiichi and printer Tamura Tetsunosuke then translated into color woodblock prints for the portfolio.

An important part of the Portland Art Museum collection of Japanese prints (88.6.1-36), the Museum is placing this historic series online at this time to honor the victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan.

To donate to the international relief effort, please click on one of the links below.

RED CROSS: http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ntld_main

MERCY CORPS: https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/japan

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