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Shi-to Hanga

01 May 1925





'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


Other Title

Poetry and Prints

Place where the work was made



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 colour woodcut, titled 'Jintai-shyôjo' [Study of human figure: young girl]., 17.9 x 12.6 cm, image; leaf b, adhered with glue at top edge

b - Original print by R. Brook (in Japanese, Rêmu Burukku), etching, titled 'Mariya' [Maria], 11.1 x 8.4 cm, image; leaf c, adhered with glue

c - Machine-printed in colour. Print by Tanaka Kyôkichi, titled 'Yameru yû' [Sickness in the evening)., 15.5 x 10.2 cm, image; leaf d

d - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Kawakami Sumio titled 'Sôshun' [Early spring], 16.5 x 12 cm, image; leaf e

e - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Kayama Kotori titled 'Shûsaku' [A study], 15 x 11.8 cm, image; leaf f

f - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Yamaguchi Kôka titled 'Suiyoku' [Bathing], 17.7 x 13.5 cm, image; leaf g

g - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Fukasawa Sakuichi titled 'Fûkei' [Landscape], 11.6 x 16.4 cm, image; leaf h

h - Machine-printed in black ink. Print by Fujimori Shizuo titled 'Ekusu Riburisu' [Ex Libris], 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


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Referenced in 3 publications


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