Posted by Marc Kahn (220.127.116.11) on February 10, 2016 at 22:02:54:
In Reply to: Re: Kyoto Hanga-In Co. 1950's Wood B posted by Steve Balkcom on February 10, 2016 at 21:47:40:
I've got my hands full at the moment, so not much time to help you verify the artists that you did find. However, I've got a hint for you.
I used my own "Shin-Hanga Seal Finder" web page to identify your Omura Koyo seal. If you're not familiar with this feature of my website, go to the main page of shotei.com and click on the link for it. I used the filters (shape=square, color=red, and character type=negative) to narrow it down to 11 candidates. The Koyo seal in my seal finder is pretty close to the ones on your prints.
If you are visiting Tokyo and have an interest in woodblock prints, I suggest you visit David Bull's shop "Mokuhankan" located in Asakusa. If you take part in the "Print Party" experience, you can make your own print in about an hour and learn a lot about this historic technology.
Best of luck in your explorations!
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