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Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 


by Saitō Kiyoshi, c. 1960-1980

Outskirts of Nara


IHL Cat. #1910

About This Print

An untitled scene of a pagoda within a temple grounds.  Occasionally, there is a verso of a print that is particularly appealing, as in this print.  The colors are pretty accurate, so one has to wonder about the technique that created the dappled dark blue background of the print, given the much lighter blue ink penetration on the verso.  As can be seen below, another edition of this print was created.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1910
 Title untitled (Pagoda)
 Series none
 Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Kiyoshi Saito
 清 Kiyoshi seal
 Publication Date not dated (c. 1960-1980)
 Edition unknown
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format dai oban
 H x W Paper 17 1/4 x 11 9/16 in. (43.8 x 29.4 cm)
 H x W Image 15 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (38.4 x 26 cm)
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