Evening Moon at Kobe

by Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

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Evening Moon at Kobe by Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

Original Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921) Japanese Woodblock Print
Evening Moon at Kobe

Limited Edition Commemorative Print
A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Commemorative Goyo Prints - With the permission of Goyo's heirs, a couple of small commemorative runs of his prints were produced by two venerable publishers, Yuyudo  and Tanseisha. These reprints were produced to the same exacting standard of Goyo's originals. Expert carvers were contracted to produce the highest quality wood blocks and printers meticulously reprinted Goyo's originals with the same attention to quality and detail. These reprints are on beautiful, hand-made paper printed with the same colors and mica detail as Goyo's originals.

Commemorative Goyo Prints - With the permission of Goyo's heirs, a couple of small commemorative runs of his prints were produced by two venerable publishers - Yuyudo & Tanseisha. These reprints were produced to the same exacting standard of Goyo's originals. Expert carvers were contracted to produce the highest quality wood blocks and printers meticulously reprinted Goyo's originals with the same attention to quality and detail. These reprints are on beautiful, hand made paper printed with the same colors and mica detail as Goyo's originals.

Hashiguchi Goyo, 20th century master - Hashiguchi Goyo is one of the most famous and admired artists of 20th century Japanese woodblocks. He is sometimes referred to as the "Taisho Utamaro" as his incredible designs of women reached heights never seen again in 20th century woodblock prints. Goyo died unexpectedly in 1921 at age 41. His output was, therefore, very limited and his prints are incredibly rare. Goyo's prints were done before the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. The devastation of the earthquake hit the woodblock print artists and publishers very hard and many prints and wood blocks were destroyed in the quake and ensuing fires. Original Goyo prints are some of the most sought after woodblock print images in the market today and sell in the $8,000 - $10,000 range and often much higher.

Evening Moon at Kobe - Beautiful view of Kobe as evening falls, a crescent moon glowing in the darkening sky. The graceful branches of a willow tree rise above the tile rooftops, silhouetted against the softly shaded mountains in the distance. A warm glow comes from the window at lower left, and lights dot the hillsides across the valley. A lovely design with fine bokashi shading.

Signed - Goyo-ga
Seal - "Goyo"
Publisher - Yuyudo
Carver/Printer - Maeda/Sato

Artist - Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

Image Size - 11" x 17 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Some staining at left edge, as shown, see photo. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.

Evening Moon at Kobe by Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)
Evening Moon at Kobe by Hashiguchi Goyo (1880 - 1921)

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