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Yoshida, Hiroshi (1876 - 1950), "Hirosaki Castle"

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Catalog ID A2010
Artist Hiroshi Yoshida
Title Hirosaki Castle
Medium Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Series Title Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms
Edition First
Date 1935
Publisher The Artist
Reference No Abe #192
Size 15 -3/4 x 10 -1/2 "
Condition Very fine.

Notes: For this particular design, Yoshida decided to use zinc plates rather then cutting the image into wooden blocks, which allowed him to carve the design with more intricate detail. Signed in pencil by the artist. Large jizuri seal in upper left margin.

"For the Japanese, viewing cherry blossoms is an annual rite of spring. In 1935, Hiroshi produced a splendid series of woodcuts called Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms. This one, the most dynamic and popular image of the set, shows Hirosaki Castle. The location of the castle is said to be the best place in all the world to view cherry blossoms with around five thousand cherry trees coming into full bloom every year during late April and early May." - A Japanese Legacy, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts; pg. 65.

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