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Village of Mito

Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Village of Mito

by Saitō Kiyoshi, c. 1959

Outskirts of Nara
IHL Cat. #1648

About This Print

A peaceful village scene on a sun-filled day.  The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria titles this print Village of Mito.  Other, less reliable, sources show the title as Summer in Aizu. The print itself carries no title.  

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1648
 Title untitled (Village of Mito) [English title sometimes seen as Summer in Aizu]
 Saitō Kiyoshi (1907-1997)
Kiyoshi Saito
 清 Kiyoshi seal
 Publication Date not dated (c. 1959)
 Edition unknown
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer 摺 けがみ printer Ikegami [stamped verso]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)

 Format dai oban
 H x W Paper 11 1/4 x 16 in. (28.6 x 40.6 cm)
 H x W Image 9 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. (24.4 x 36.2cm)
 Collections This Print Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 1962.005.001; The Ringling Florida State University SN11557.37
 Reference Literature Masterful Images: The Art of Kiyoshi Saito, Barry Till, Pomegranate Communications, 2013, p.68.
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