Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870 - 1949), "(3) Print Commemoration Set - 2600th Year Emporer Reign"
|Title||(3) Print Commemoration Set - 2600th Year Emporer Reign|
|Medium||Original Japanese Woodblock Prints|
|Series Title||2600th Year Emporer Reign - Commemoration Set|
|Edition||First and only.|
|Reference No||Walker/Doi: Fig. 8.19; pg. 277|
|Size||10 -1/2 x 15 -1/2 "|
Notes: Complete with original folder; rare as issued. All three tipped to original boards.
1.) Koitsu, Tsuchiya, "Nijubashi Bridge" - published in 1939 ($1,600)
2.) Koitsu, Tsuchiya, "Kashihara Shrine" - published in 1940 ($1,600)
3.) Yamanaka Kodo, "Inner Shrine at Ise" - published in 1937 ($200)
Walker states, "These (Koitsu) prints contain no publisher seals, but they are thought to have been published by either Shobido or Doi Sadaichi. They are one of a number of prints commissioned by the war-time Government in order to unite the Japanese people in their war effort. As such, it was thought inappropriate to include publisher information directly on the print."