Re: Woodcut


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Posted by Alec W. (174.105.163.103) on April 17, 2021 at 18:55:27:

In Reply to: Woodcut posted by Nikita on April 17, 2021 at 17:48:03:

https://www.hiroshige.org.uk/Illustrated_Books/SouvenirsOfEdo/Images/SouvenirsOfEdo_5_24.jpg

The design comes from volume 5 of Hiroshige's "Ehon Edo miyage" 絵本江戸土産 ("Picture Book of the Souvenirs of Edo"). The first four volumes were originally published in 1850 -- there doesn't seem to be firm information on when the next few volumes came out.

https://www.hiroshige.org.uk/Illustrated_Books/SouvenirsOfEdo.htm

This design is "Nezu Gongen shachi kōfū" 根津権現 社地 紅楓 (something like "Red maples on the grounds of Nezu Gongen Shrine"). This shrine is now usually referred to as Nezu-jinja 根津神社.

I don't have any specific information on this sheet-print adaptation of the original design, but I think it is very likely a 20th-century production created for the export market.

-A


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