Yoshida Hiroshi 吉田博: "A Junk" Process Set (Sold)

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Artist: Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) 吉田博
Title: "A Junk" Process Set
Date: ca. 1939

Five prints plus an Order of Printing sheet that explains the making of this print in English. With Hiroshi’s stamped signature on the last two sheets, as usual. As we can see from the explanatory sheet, this set seems intended to educate his western, print-buying customers in the complex enterprise of creating an original Japanese woodblock print. It explains that eight color blocks were employed, and on the left edge of each print we see the color that was applied as well as the delicate bokashi that was employed when needed to create depth and texture. The final print, number 5, is a beautiful evening scene in and of itself.

Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition.
Dimensions: The five prints are about 31 x 24 cm each. 
Publisher: Self-published by the artist.
Literature: See Portland Art Museum online collection (theirs with cover).  See plates 257 and 258 of the Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing Co., Ltd., (Tokyo, 1987)
Signature: Printed signature in Romaji at bottom of last two prints (as usual)