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Kiyoshi Saito, Japanese, (1907–1997)
Asakusa Kannon, 1945
Ink and colors on paper
7 5/16 x 9 11/16 in. (19 x 25 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2017.1.35


Commentary
From the series, "Tokyo Kaiko Zue," ("Recollections of Tokyo"), which is comprised of 15 designs from a variety of well known sosaku-hanga artists. This print is the only one contributed by Kiyoshi Saito to the group of works.

See also 2009.1.92 (Onchi: Ueno Zoo) and 2010.1.35 (Onchi: Nijubashi)

Marks
"Saito Kiyoshi" is printed on a piece of paper that is attached to the original presentation folder.

Medium
ink and colors on paper

Object Description
A crowd of people is gathered in the open area, (which is dotted with market carts), before the stairs of the temple situated in the background.

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