Oda Kazuma: The Great Bridge at Matsue (Matsue Ohashi) (RESERVED)
Artist: Oda Kazuma 1882-1956
Title: The Great Bridge at Matsue (Matsue Ohashi)
Date: ca. 1924
Pedestrians cross two bridges in a heavy snowstorm, the women wielding Japanese-style umbrellas and wearing traditional clothing. Kazuma was one of the founding members of the Society of Japanese Creative Prints in 1918, along with Tobari Kogan and Yamamoto Kanae. Oda Kazuma worked both in the sosaku hanga and shin hanga worlds, meaning that he both printed and carved his own works and would also work with a publisher and professional artisans to create shin hanga, as here. This is one of six works he created with Watanabe in the 1920s. Watanabe used this small, round seal until about 1925 on some works. Dated Taisho 13 on lower right, and title cartouche below.
Dimensions: 25.8 x 39 cm
Lit: The new wave, page 135, plate 141, Toledo #167.
Signed: Kazuma Hitsu