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65. Tokyo Manga-kai
Nihonga
Comic version of the 53 stages of the Tokaidô
Signed:
Seals:
Technique: colours on paper, 24.5 x 959 & 24.5 x 991
Date: 1921
Box: signed
Condition: fine

This Tokaidô, of which the pleasure and humor sparkles from the paper, is a set of two scrolls. It was hand-painted in an edition of 150 by 18 members of the Tokyo Manga Association. The images of the 53 stations of road between Tokyo and Kyoto are based on a trip they probably made in 1920-1921 and the paintings must have been finished soon after.

The artists involved, of who some famous, include: Okamoto Ippei (1886-1948), Shimizu Taigaku (1884-1970), Maekawa Senpan(1888-1960), Shimokawa Hekoten (1892-1973), Mizushima Niou (1884-1958), Shishido Sakô (1888-1969), Arita Shigeru (born 1890), Yamada Minoru (1889-1925), Hattori Ryôei (1887-1925), Morishima Naozô (born 1889), Ogawa Jihei (1887-1925), Ikeda Eiji (1889-1960), Hosogibara Seiki (1885-1958), Nakanishi Tatsukoro (..-..), Ikebe Hitoshi (1886-1969), Kouchi Jun’ichi (born 1886), Kondô Kôichiro (1884-1962), Shirota Kazauchi (..-..).

See Berry, Paul, Unexplored Avenues of Japanese Painting, The Hakutan collection, Seattle 2001, nr 18 for a completedescription of a variant set.

http://www.nagaragawagarou.com/sakuhin/mangatoukaidou2.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIHYCY-flE
http://u.osu.edu/journeyalongthetokaido/files/2014/05/Tokaido-Translations-2j1ncus.pdf


Price: EUR 3,500 / USD 4,130 (pending)