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Sekino Jun'ichiro, Japanese, (1914–1988)
Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido: Station 35, Yoshida, Willow and Private Estate , 1966
ink and colors on paper
11 x 19 1/2 in. (27.9 x 49.5 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Printmaking
Period: Showa (Japan, 1926-1989)
Credit Line: Gift of the family of Deedee Rechtin
Accession Number: 2015.3.3

In 1959, Sekino began the series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido. He would issue a few designs every year until it was completed in 1974. The following year, the Ministry of Education Award was granted to Sekino in recognition of his achievements "in using every possible technique in woodblock printing, Japanese traditional art, and the recreation of the old fifty-three stations on the Tokaido highway in a present-day light."
(Merritt, Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints, 1990, pp. 239-242).

This work bears the artist's signature (in pencil) and seal (in red).

ink and colors on paper

Object Description
The upper portion of a willow tree appears in the left side of the image. Its branches extend right and reach the full width of the work, in the upper half. Beyond the willow, to the right, is a half-timbered building with white walls and tiled roof.

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