Artist: Inagaki Tomoo
Title: Midnight - Ichimokushu Vol 6
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Monday, 11 September 2006 Title Midnight - Ichimokushu Vol. 6 Artist Tomoo Inagaki 1902-1980 Signature "To" on the lower right, "T. Inagaki" signed in pencil on the lower margin Seal Artist's seal (Tomo) Dated 1950 Medium/Technique Woodblock print Impression printed by the artist Colors excellent - very good Condition very good … slightly creased, a vertical printer's crease on the middle of the lower margin; light foxing, soils and creases on the margins, several needle size worm holes on the right margin. Description From Sosaku Hanga folio, "Ichimoku-shu", Vol. 6, "Shinya" (Midnight). The half moon, shining stars and a large eyed wolf strolling in the midnight. The folio was published from "Ichimoku-kai", a small sosaku-hanga artists group established by Koshiro Onchi in 1939. The group consisted of Jun'ichiro Sekino, Umetaro Azechi and Yamaguchi Gen. The membership gradually increased and they decided to publish a group folio in 1944. They published the folio on and off every year from 1944 through 1950s. 17 to 24 prints were included in one folio depending on the membership at the time. Ichimoku-kai became the spearhead to introduce Sosaku-hanga to Japanese public and the overseas later. Width Item 10.3 inches = 26.1 cm Height Item 14.3 inches = 36.2 cm