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title page from the series Collection of Woodblock Prints of the Taishô Earthquake

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Japan, unknown artist, title page from the series Collection of Woodblock Prints of the Taishô Earthquake, 1924, ink on paper, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet, public domain, 88.6.37

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title page from the series Collection of Woodblock Prints of the Taishô Earthquake

Related Titles

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

series (transliterated): Taishô shinkasai mokuhangashû

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

Artist

Japan, unknown artist (Japanese)

Date

1924

Medium

ink on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

sheet: 11 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

seal: Senrin

signature: Taishô jûninen kugatsu yokka (September 4, 1923), Senrin shasei

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

drawing

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Paquet

Accession Number

88.6.37

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

paper

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

Description

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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