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Nihon Minzoku Zufu (Native Customs of Japan, Illustrated), table of contents


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Title

Nihon Minzoku Zufu (Native Customs of Japan, Illustrated), table of contents

Artist

Nihon Hanga Kyôkai (Japanese)

Date

1946

Medium

portfolio of 12 color woodblock prints

Dimensions (H x W x D)

see individual records

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

portfolio

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Caroline Moyer

Accession Number

1996.31.1a-l

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

portfolios

relief prints

Description

This portfolio of 12 prints, titled 'Nihon minzoku zufu (Native Customs of Japan, Illustrated)' was created by members of the Nihon Hanga Kai (Japan Print Artists Society) in 1946. The prints are modestly sized and on rough paper, reflecting ongoing economic hardships in the years after the Japanese defeat in World War II. The series is exceptional in departing from traditional subjects; several of the participating artists chose to depict customs of their native towns, introducing little-known rural customs to their audience. The portfolio was published by the Fugaku Publishers, with the Takamizawa Studio doing the printing.

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