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Benkei Bridge

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Sekino Jun'ichiro, Japanese, (1914–1988)
Benkei Bridge, 1945
ink and colors on paper
8 x 10 3/8 in. (20 x 26 cm)


Object Type: woodblock
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2019.1.28


Commentary
From the series, "Tokyo Kaiko Zue," (Recollections of Tokyo) which consists of 15 designs from various well-known sosaku-hanga artists. This image depicts Benkei-bashi Bridge in Akasaka.

Literature: Merritt, Helen and Nanko Yamada, "Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975," University of Hawaii Press, 1995, ISBN 0-8248-1732-X, p. 277. The series is described there.

See other prints in the series: Saito, Azechi, Onchi (2009.1.92, 2010.1.35)

Marks
This work bears the artist's signature (lower right): "Jun Sekino."

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The bridge spans the foreground to middle ground. There are six people on the bridge, four with umbrellas.

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