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Shi-to Hanga
Other titles:
Poetry and Prints
Place of origin
Taishô period 1912 - 1926 → Japan
01 May 1925
Media categories
Book, Print
Materials used
bound book: 20 leaves, 1 woodcut, 1 etching and 6 prints

26.6 x 19.0 cm leaf; 26.6 x 19.0 x 0.4 cm closed book; 26.6 x 38.2 cm open book:

a - Original print by Onchi Kôshirô, hand-printed colo; 17.9 x 12.6 cm; image; leaf b, adhered with glue at top edge

b - Original print by R. Brook (in Japanese, Rêmu Buru; 11.1 x 8.4 cm; image; leaf c, adhered with glue

c - Machine-printed in colour. Print by Tanaka Kyôkich; 15.5 x 10.2 cm; image; leaf d

d - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Kawakami Su; 16.5 x 12 cm; image; leaf e

e - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Kayama Koto; 15 x 11.8 cm; image; leaf f

f - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Yamaguchi K; 17.7 x 13.5 cm; image; leaf g

g - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Fukasawa Sa; 11.6 x 16.4 cm; image; leaf h

h - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Fujimori Sh; 10.3 x 6.5 cm; image; leaf i

Signature & date
Signed l.l.corner (leaf d), ink [incised] "K.T". Not dated. Signed l.r.corner (leaf h), ink [incised] "SAKU". Not dated.
Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2000
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

'Shi-to Hanga' is one of a number of coterie magazines published from the early 20th century, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s.
This volume includes Onchi's original print 'Study of human figure: young girl' as the frontispiece and machine-printed works by Tanaka Kyôkichi, Kawakami Sumio, Kayama Kotori, Yamaguchi Kôka, Fukazawa Sakuichi and Fujimori Shizuo.

Works by Tanaka Kyôkichi are extremely rare as he only produced works for less than two years before he died.


(Onchi's 'Study of human figure: young girl') The Yokohama Museum of Art, the Miyagi Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama (eds). 1994.

'Onchi Koshiro: a poet of colours and forms' Yomiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, p.112 (colour illus. cat. no. 108).

Asian Art Dept.
AGNSW April 2000

Bibliography (3)

AJIOKA, Hanga: Japanese creative prints, '1919-1930s: The Japan creative print association and diffusion of printmaking', pg. 58-69, Sydney, 2000, 58-69, 66 (colour illus.), 108. 3.14

TERAGUCHI Junji, INOUE Yoshiko and OKUMURA Ichirô (Editors), Tanaka Kyokichi: a Retrospective, Japan, 15 Apr 2000, 'Sickness in the evening' Tanaka Kyôkichi 232 (colour illus.). 228

Yokohama Museum of Art, The Miyagi Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art, Wakayama (Editors), Onchi Koshiro: a poet of colours and forms, Japan, 1994, 'Human body: A young girl', Onchi Kôshirô 112 (colour illus.);. 108

Exhibition history (1)

Hanga: Japanese creative prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 28 Oct 2000–07 Jan 2001