One Hundred Views of New Tokyo - Originally published between 1928 and 1932, "One Hundred Views of New Tokyo" Shin Nihon hyakkei) featured prints by nine sosaku hanga artists: Hiratsuka Un'ichi, Onchi Koshioro, Fukazawa Sakuichi, Kawakami Sumio, Maekawa Senpan, Shizuo Fujimori, Henmi Takashi, Shimozawa Kichiro, and Suwa Kanenori, all members of the Nihon Sosaku Hanga Kyokai (Japan Creative Prints Association). The prints depict the changes taking place in the city following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, when much of Tokyo was destroyed by fire. A great modern look at life in Tokyo by these leading sosaku hanga artists.
Onchi Koshiro - Onchi Koshiro was a major exponent of the sosaku hanga or "creative print" movement and a leading abstract print artist during his lifetime. He was a founding member of Nihon Hanga Kyokai (Japan Print Association), and exhibited widely. He also published a number of books and contributed poems and prints to many magazines, and was highly influential in Japanese graphic design. His works are rarely seen and are a choice for a collector interested in the sosaku hanga movement.
Commemorative Prints by Onchi Koshiro - This design comes from a group of three prints by Onchi Koshiro which were issued with a book published by Heibonsha in 1978 about the series "One Hundred Views of New Tokyo." The prints are from a posthumous limited edition, numbered 131/330 (see certificate below, not included), although each print is not individually numbered. The name of the printer is stamped in the bottom margin. Each print comes in a mat with a paper cover featuring the artist's name and the title of the work. Lifetime edition prints from this series are rarely seen, so these are a nice choice for a collector interested in Onchi Koshiro's work.
Image Size - 7" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Mounted inside a mat with paper cover. Small spot in margin. Mat has light spotting. Please see photos for details.