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Sarusawa Pond

Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Sarusawa Pond 猿沢池 

by Itō Nisaburō, 1960/1969

Arashiyama, Spring Scenery

IHL Cat. #2009

About This Print

Sarusawa Pond in Nara on a rainy day. One of the most popular subjects for shin hanga print artists, with seemingly each of those artists having depicted the pond with its five-tiered pagoda in the background at some point in their career.

"This pond is located within Nara Park, and has a circumference of 360 meters. The five-storied pagoda of Kofuku-ji Temple, as well as the willow trees surrounding the pond reflect beautifully in his surface, and are recognized as one of the Eight Views of Nara."1

Sarusawa Pond today

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2009
 Title Sarusawa Pond  猿沢池
 Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001)
Nisaburo Itoh impressed in bottom left margin
"ni" seal 仁
 Publication Date 1960/1969 (as dated by The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto)
 Edition unknown
Uchida han copyright
bottom of right margin
Uchida han
bottom left corner of image
 Impression excellent 
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - layed down on remnants from folio mounting corners verso
 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format oban tate-e
 H x W Paper 17 1/8 x 11 5/8 in. (43.5 x 29.5 cm)
 H x W Image 15 7/8 x 10 5/8 in. (40.3 x 27 cm)
 Collections This Print The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto P01200-014
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
3/8/2019 created