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Title

Asakusa shrine in Tokyo

1926

Artist

Takahashi Hiroaki

Japan

1871 - 1945

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
    Date
    1926
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    24.2 x 36.3 cm image; 26.4 x 38.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. margin, pencil "Komyo Takahashi".
    Dated lower c., black ink, in Japanese "[1926]".

    Credit
    Gift of G F Williams 1995
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    420.2001
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Takahashi Hiroaki

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  • About

    Takahashi was trained in 'nihonga' or the Japanese-style painting, and drew illustrations for newspapers and textbooks for a living. He began collaborating with the print publisher Watanabe Shôzaburô from 1907 producing souvenir prints for export. This collaboration preceded the New Prints - Wantanabe's famous enterprise of producing high-quality prints through the traditional printmaking process, which began in 1915.

    Takahashi used the 'gô' Shôtei (his real name was Katsutarô) until around 1921 when he changed the name to Hiroaki (also pronounced Kômyô) and developed a more personal style, possibly stimulated by the artistically conscious 'New Print' movement.

    Asian Art Dept.
    AGNSW 16 October 2001

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan