Okuyama Yasuo: View of the Ginza at Night (Sold)

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Artist: Okuyama Yasuo
Title: View of the Ginza at Night
Date: 1930

Evocative prewar night scene of a wide boulevard in the shopping district of Ginza. We see electric streetcars sharing the road with automobiles as utility  poles tower above the trees lining the sidewalk. Pedestrians walk along the inviting storefronts. This woodblock print was mounted in a dôjin zasshi, a privately issued art/literary magazine that was popular with sosaku hanga artists before World War II. The publication was called Kitsutsuki (Woodpecker), and only was issued in three volumes of editions of 100 each. The eminent artists on the editorial board included Onchi Koshiro and Hiratsuka Un’ichi. Very scarce design.

Dimensions: 10 x 17 cm
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.  Nibbles at some edges.
Signature: YAS