MORE SHIN HANGA ARTISTS

THIS PAGE OFFERS A SELECTION OF RARE FIRST EDITION ORIGINAL SHIN AND SOSAKU HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINTS.

A number of artists are represented, and the first edition woodblock prints displayed are among the rarest early twentieth century scenes to be found. We have also included a selection of late edition scenes.

ARTISTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

BAKUFU, OHNO
ENDO, KYOZO
FUJISAWA, TOMOICHI
HIDEO, NISHIJYAMA
IKEZUMI, KIYOSHI
KAGIYA
KAWAI, KENJI
KOITSU, TSUCHIYA
OKADA, KOICHI
OKUMURA, KOICHI
SEKIGUCHI, SHUNGO
SHOSON, OHARA
TOMONOSUKE, TAKAGI
YOSHIMITSU, NOMURA

BAKUFU, OHNO

OHNO BAKUFU was born in Tokyo in 1888 and Lived until 1976. He made great inroads into the Shin Hanga style and much of his work was published by Kyoto Hanga In. His work is among the Rarest of Shin Hanga Artists and examples from the 1950s are difficult to find and offer an excellent investment opportunity.

OHNO BAKUFU: #P2201 THE WATER WHEEL BY MOONLIGHT

OHNO BAKUFU: #P2201 THE WATER WHEEL BY MOONLIGHT
ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.5 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: 1950s
SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES: Published by Kyoto Hanga-in.
CONDITION: Very Good, Never been framed. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Artist’s Seal in Lower Left of Scene. Publishers’ Seal with Copyright Claim and Date in Right Margin.
PRICE Aust$1155 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$1050.

ENDO, KYOZO

KYOZO ENDO was born in Tokyo in 1897 and Lived until 1970. He graduated from the Tokyo School of Fine Arts in 1921 and he was one of those Great Artists of the time who worked for the Love of the Artform more than Anything Else. His Work Never Gained any Great Recognition until after his death except for Being Displayed in the Official Exhibitions of Teiten and Bunten. During his Life he Obtained a Teaching Post at the Women’s College of Fine Arts but Considering the Advanced Creativity of His Work and His Unwillingness to Compromise his Original Talents he was Very Undervalued at the Time. Few of his Works Have Survived and it is Very Rare in Today’s Market.

KYOZO ENDO: #P1852 THE ALPS OF JAPAN

KYOZO ENDO: #P1852 THE ALPS OF JAPAN
RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION
SIZE: 39cm x 28cm (15.5 inches x 11 inches)
DATE: 1928
SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES: A Very RARE and Amazing, Fine Silver Mica Highlights in Reflection of the Alps in the Surface of the Lake.
CONDITION: Excellent, Never been framed. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Artist’s Seal in Lower Right of Scene. Title, Okura Carver and Yamagishi Kazue Seals, and Artist’s Characters Seal on Reverse Side.
PRICE Aust$935 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850

FUJISAWA, TOMOICHI

TOMOICHI FUJISAWA: #P1582 WALKING IN FALLEN LEAVES

TOMOICHI FUJISAWA: #P1582 WALKING IN FALLEN LEAVES
VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.4 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: Dated Showa 30, 1955 in Left Margin
CONDITION: Very Good for Age, Never been framed. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Red Tomiochi Seal in Lower Right of Scene. Red Adachi Publishers Seal in Bottom of Right Margin, Title and Date in Left Margin.
A VERY RARE WOODBLOCK
PRICE Aust$935 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850.

HIDEO, NISHIJYAMA

NISHIJYAMA HIDEO was born in 1911 and graduated from the Kyoto Specialist School or Painting. He began creating woodblock prints later in his life and most of his scenes date from the 1940s. His work displays a unique mix of traditional and modern and is very difficult to find. ALL EXAMPLES ARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITIONS.

NISHIJYAMA HIDEO: #P2041 VIEW OF THE LAKE

NISHIJYAMA HIDEO: #P2041 VIEW OF THE LAKE
VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION 1948
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.4 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: Title, Description and date Showa 24, 1948 in Left Margin
CONDITION: Amazing, Excellent Condition for Age, Never been framed and Held in Safe Storage for Many Years. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Unsodo Publishers Seal and Copyright Claim in Right Margin with Artist’s Signature in Lower Right of Scene..
A VERY RARE WOODBLOCK
PRICE Aust$1089 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$990.

NISHIYAMA HIDEO: #P2042 SPRING AT CHOMEI TEMPLE

NISHIYAMA HIDEO: #P2042 SPRING AT CHOMEI TEMPLE
VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION 1949
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.4 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: Title, Description and date Showa 25, 1949 in Left Margin
CONDITION: Amazing, Excellent Condition for Age, Never been framed and Held in Safe Storage for Many Years. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Unsodo Publishers Seal and Copyright Claim in Right Margin with Artist’s Signature in Lower Right of Scene.
A VERY RARE WOODBLOCK
PRICE Aust$1089 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$990..

NISHIYAMA HIDEO: #P2043 SANJO BRIDGE

NISHIYAMA HIDEO: #P2043 SANJO BRIDGE
VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION DATED 1947
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.4 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: Title, Description and date Showa 23, 1947 in Left Margin
CONDITION: Amazing, Excellent Condition for Age, Never been framed and Held in Safe Storage for Many Years. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Unsodo Publishers Seal and Copyright Claim in Right Margin with Artist’s Signature in Lower Right of Scene.Red Tomiochi Seal in Lower Right of Scene.
A VERY RARE WOODBLOCK
PRICE Aust$1089 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$990.

IKEZUMI, KIYOSHI

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI was born in Tokyo in 1913 and began studying industrial art and design at the Imperial Art School where he won some awards and had some of his work displayed in exhibitions but after four years he became bored with the course and left. After the second world war he moved to Yokohama and made his living in a freelance capacity designing woodblock prints. His main focus is creating scenes of Japan in the 1920s where he shows great skill and offers an insight into the lifestyle of Japan at this time. ALL EXAMPLES ARE ORIGINAL FIRST LIMITED EDITIONS

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2029 YUSHIMA TENJINSHITA – BELOW THE TANJIN SHRINE AT YOSHIMA, TOKYO

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2029 YUSHIMA TENJINSHITA - BELOW THE TANJIN SHRINE AT YOSHIMA, TOKYO
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED 61 of ONLY 100
BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN
Artist’s Red Seal in Bottom Margin also.
EXCELLENT CONDITION, NEVER BEEN FRAMED.
SIZE: 42cm x 32.5cm (16.5 inches x 12.8 inches)
PRICE: Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$950

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2974 IN THE VILLAGE

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2974 IN THE VILLAGE
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED 350 of ONLY 400
BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN
Artist’s Red Seal in Bottom Margin also.
EXCELLENT CONDITION, NEVER BEEN FRAMED.
SIZE: 42.3cm x 33.8cm (16.5 inches x 13.2 inches)
PRICE: Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$950

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2650 SHOPPING IN THE GINZA – A SPIRITUAL STORE

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P2650 SHOPPING IN THE GINZA - A SPIRITUAL STORE
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED LOW NUMBER 15 of ONLY 100
BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN
EXCELLENT CONDITION, NEVER BEEN FRAMED.
SIZE: 42cm x 31cm (16.5 inches x 12.3 inches)
PRICE: Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P4085 CHARMS AND DEITIES OF JAPAN

KIYOSHI IKEZUMI: #P4085 CHARMS AND DEITIES OF JAPAN
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED LOW NUMBER 28 of ONLY 100
BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN
EXCELLENT CONDITION, NEVER BEEN FRAMED.
SIZE: 42cm x 31cm (16.5 inches x 12.3 inches)
PRICE: Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$850

KAGIYA

KAGIYA worked in the 1930s and little is known about his life. His work focused on life in Japan in the 1930s.

KAGIYA: #P2331 FEEDING PIGEONS IN NARA

KAGIYA: #P2331 FEEDING PIGEONS IN NARA
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED
SIZE: 42cm x 32.5cm (16.5 inches x 12.8 inches)
PRICE: Aust$715 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$650

KAWAI, KENJI

KENJI KAWAI lived from 1908 to 1995 and was Born in Kyoto. He Graduated from the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting and Produced a Limited Number of Woodblocks all Displaying a Modernistic Style which was Unique for the Time and most published by Unsodo.

KENJI KAWAI: #P2232 JUKKOKUTOUGE NO FUJI

KENJI KAWAI: #P2232 JUKKOKUTOUGE NO FUJI
ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION DATED 1949 (SHOWA 24)
Title and Date in Left Margin
Shinmi Printer’s Seal, Nagashima Carver’s Seal and
Unsodo Publisher’s Seal with Copyright and First Edition Statement in right margin
SIZE:40cm x 26.5cm (15.7 inches x 10.5 inches)
Artist’s Signature and Seal in Bottom Right of Scene.
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED
PRICE: Aust$1155 Including GST
ExportAust$1050

KENJI KAWAI: #P2760 ARASHIYAMA

KENJI KAWAI: #P2760 ARASHIYAMA
ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION DATED 1948 (SHOWA 23)
Title and Date in Left Margin
SIZE:41cm x 27cm (16 inches x 10.6 inches)
Artist’s Signature and Seal in Bottom Right of Scene.
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED STORED BY UNSODO SINCE FIRST PRINTED
PRICE: Aust$1155 Including GST
ExportAust$1050

OKUMURA, KOICHI

KOICHI OKUMURA was born in Kyoto and studied painting under Nishimura Goun. His work was displayed in a number of exhibitions and he became an Art Professor at the Kyoto University of Art. His first woodblock prints appeared in 1948 and and his first edition woodblock scenss are very rare.

KOICHI OKUMURA: #P2477 NIGHT VIEW OF BEPPU

KOICHI OKUMURA: #P2477 NIGHT VIEW OF BEPPU
RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION 1952
Title, Date Showa 27 which is 1952, Unsodo Publishers Seal, Shinmi Printers and Nagashima Carvers Seals Can be Seen in the Left Margin. The inclusion of the Date Authenticates this as an Original First Edition as Unsodo never dated any but the First Edition.
40cm x 26.5cm (15.8 inches x 10.5 inches)
Aust$1485 Including GST
ExportAust$1350

TSUCHIYA, KOITSU

KOITSU TSUCHIYA  was born in rural Japan and became a student of Kiyochika Kobayashi who lived from 1847 to 1915. He worked and studied for 19 years in the home of Kobayashi.

TSUCHIYA KOITSU: #P1396 SUNSET AT TOMONOTSU, INLAND SEA – SOLD THANK YOU.
THIS SCENE MAYBE AVAILABLE BY ORDER

KOICHI OKADA: #P1396 SUNSET AT TOMONOTSU, INLAND SEA
VERY RARE
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.3 inches x 10.4 inches)
Artist’s Signature and Round Red Seal reading SHIN which means TRUE in bottom Right of Scene.
Title and Date in Left Margin With Watanabe 7mm Seal in lower left of scene and Red Heisei Seal in Right Margin. Originally Created in 1940 and this example is a Later Edition Hand Printed from the Original Hand Carved Woodblocks by the Watanabe Woodblock Print Company in Tokyo.
LOOK AT THE DETAIL AND COLOUR IN THIS SCENE
#P1396s
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED.
PRICE: Aust$1375 Including GST
ExportAust$1250 SOLD THANK YOU.
THIS SCENE MAYBE AVAILABLE BY ORDER

OKADA KOICHI was born in Japan in 1907 and began painting in oils when he was about 20 years old. In the 1940’s he designed a series of seven woodblock scenes for the Unsodo Woodblock Print Company in Kyoto and some others for the Watanabe Woodblock Print Company in Tokyo as well as a few other scenes but his output was minimal and there are few examples of his fine woodblock art available.

KOICHI OKADA: #P1973 MOUNT FUJI IN SPRING

KOICHI OKADA: #P1973 MOUNT FUJI IN SPRING
SIZE: 37cm x 25cm (14.5 inches x 9.8 inches)
There may be marginal differences in print sizes.
Artist’s Signature in bottom Right of Scene.
Title and Unsodo Copyright Claim in left margin.
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED STORED BY UNSODO SINCE FIRST PRINTED
PRICE: Aust$682 Including GST
ExportAust$620

KOICHI OKADA: #P3226 MOUNT FUJI FROM HAKONE

KOICHI OKADA: #P3226 MOUNT FUJI FROM HAKONE
SIZE: 37cm x 25cm (14.5 inches x 9.8 inches)
There may be marginal differences in print sizes.
Artist’s Signature in bottom left of Scene & in English in the bottom margin. .
Title and Unsodo Copyright Claim in left margin.
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED STORED BY UNSODO SINCE FIRST PRINTED
PRICE: Aust$715 Including GST
ExportAust$650

SEKIGUCHI, SHUNGO

SHUNGO SEKIGUCHI was born in Japan in 1911 and Lived until 2002.He Contributed to the Famous 1932 series of prints, “One Hundred Views of Great Tokyo” and In 1935, after being awarded a scholarship from the French Government, he moved to Paris and Began Studying at L’Ecole des Beaux Art. He has Received a Number of Awards in France and in Japan and Examples of his Excellent Woodblocks of Paris Scenes can be Found in the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo.

SHUNGO SEKIGUCHI: #P4371 PONT MARI, PARIS

SHUNGO SEKIGUCHI: #P4371 PONT MARI, PARIS
RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION 1951
DATED: 1951 in Japanese and English in the Bottom Left Corner of the Scene and Shows the Nakagawa Carver’s Seal and Onodera Printer’s Seal in the Left Hand Margin
SIZE: 40cm x 26.5cm (1ft 3.7 inches x 10.4 inches)
EXCELLENT CONDITION NEVER BEEN FRAMED
A RARE PRINT IN PRISTINE CONDITION AND VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND.
Aust$1485 Including GST
ExportAust$1350

TOMONOSUKE, TAKAGI

TAKAGI TOMONUSUKE was born in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture and attended Musashino College of Fine Arts in Tokyo. He studied moku hanga with Amano Kunihiro but is largely self-taught. Takagi exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Kyokai and the Kokugakai artist societies and was a member of the Nihon Hanga Kyokai from 1961. His work was in many international competitions and he won awards from the Japan Print Association in 1960 and the Sao Paulo Biennnale in 1967.

TAKAGI TOMONUSUKE: #P1585 KEGON FALLS

TAKAGI TOMONUSUKE: #P1585 KEGON FALLS
VERY RARE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION CIRCA 1928
SIZE: 39cm x 26.5cm (15.4 inches x 10.5 inches)
DATE: Circa 1928
CONDITION: Very Good for Age, Never been framed. See photo.
AUTHENTICATION: Artist’s Characters, Title, Okura carver’s Seal and Nishimura Printer’s Characters on Reverse Side. Includes Same Size Original Information Sheet with Blind Printed Backgound.
A RARE WOODBLOCK
PRICE Aust$1210 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$1100.

YOSHIMITSU, NOMURA

NOMURA YOSHIMITSU was born in 1870 and lived until 1958. He belonged to the Kyoto Artist’s Ground who all worked for the Publisher Sato Shotara. Little is know about his life or background but he had a good reputation and his work was so highly regarded that he was invited to attend and display his art at the famous “Toledo Exhibition” in Ohio in 1936 which helped to bring some international focus to his work. I am hoping to find more of his fabulous woodblock prints on my next trip to Japan at the end of November.

NOMURA YOSHIMITSU: #P4557 SNOWY NIGHT, FROM THE SERIES “KYORAKU MEISHO – FAMOUS PLACES IN KYOTO”

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A RARE ORIGINAL SCENE FROM THE SERIES “KYORAKU MEISHO – FAMOUS PLACES IN KYOTO”
SIZE: 39cm x 26cm (15.4 inches x 10.2 inches)
DATE: 1931
CONDITION: Very Good for Age – Never Been Framed – See Photo
AUTHENTICATION: Artist’s Signature and Seal in Lower Right of Scene with Publisher’s Seal in Right Margin.
A VERY RARE WOODBLOCK PRINT
PRICE Aust$1045 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$950

OTHER SHIN HANGA ARTISTS

We also stock Japanese woodblock prints by the following Shin Hanga artists. Just click on the name to go direct to their individual page.