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Sekino Jun'ichiro, Japanese, (1914–1988)
Goyu, 1969
Woodblock print on paper
16 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (41.91 x 54.61 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Woodblock print
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2021.1.14


Full Title: Tokaido Fifty-three Stations No.36 Goyu

Commentary
From the series, "Tokaido Fifty-three Stations". No. 36, "Goyu".
Sekino started a large project "The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido" in 1959 which was finally
completed in 1974. The bold compositions and dazzling woodblock printing techniques in the series
were highly praised. Using woodblock print, also a traditional Japanese art, Sekino reintroduced the
.old subject "the 53 stations of Tokaido" to the public with the fresh, modern interpretation. Seki no
received "the Ministry of Education Award" in 1975 for his achievement.

Marks
"Jun. Sekino" in pencil on the lower left. Artist's seal.

Medium
Woodblock print

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