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Noge no yama kara (From Noge Hill)

Tamura Saiten, Noge no yama kara (From Noge Hill), 1924, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet, no known copyright restrictions, 88.6.29

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Noge no yama kara (From Noge Hill)

Related Titles

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

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


Tamura Saiten (Japanese, 1889-1933)




color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

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

Inscriptions & Markings

seal: Saiten Description: artist's seal

signature: Saiten Description: artist's signature

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts


Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print



Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet

Accession Number



no known copyright restrictions


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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