Koshiro ONCHI and The Printmakers of "Sosaku Hanga"
"Sosaku-Hanga" is a movement which started at the end of Meiji period. Its concept was that printmakers should "draw by themselves" , "engrave by themselves" and "print by themselves".
Japanese traditional print "Ukiyo-e" was made in a 3-step process, painting, engraving and printing. Kanae Yamagata and his group advocated that "Prints should not be a copy of picture.". Koshiro Onchi was one of representative printmaker of this movement. His works gained a worldwide recognition.
We will exhibit approximately 20 works of Sosaku Hanga's representative artists such as Koshiro Onchi, Kazuma Oda, Yoshiro Nagase, Kogan Tobari, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kihei Sasajima, Kakuzo Ishii, Hide Kawanishi, Junichiro Sekino, Tadashige Ono, Yumeji Takehisa, Senpan Maekawa, Masahide Asahi, Unichi Hiratsuka and Takumi Shinagawa.
Dec. 14 Fri. - 29 Sat. 2007


Koshiro ONCHI(1891-1955)
Born in Tokyo in 1891. Was influenced by Yumeji Takehisa's works. Studied oil painting and sculpture at Tokyo School of Art. But left the school before graduation. Published an illustrated book of poems "Tsukuhae" with Shizuo Fujimori and Kyosuke Tanaka in 1914. Designed and  drew illustrations for a book of poems by Sakutaro Hagiwara "Bark at moon" in 1917. In 1928, the book design for "Hakusyu Kitahara Complete Works" established him as a book designer in Japan. Left a major mark on the Japanese art history as a pioneer of abstract art and a leader of printmakers in Japan. Also published excellent illustrated books such as "Voluptuous flight", "A fairy tale of the sea", "A book of natural history" and " Insects, Fishes and shells". Died at the age of 63 in 1955.


Please contact the gallery for more information regarding pricing and availability of images.
No. Image Artist Title Date Technique Size(cm) Ed. Sign Price
1 Koshiro
ONCHI
Title unknown 1915 pen on paper 18.1x13.0 - - SOLD
2 Koshiro
ONCHI
A scenery of China 1939 watercolor 18x23.5 - - P.O.R.
3 Koshiro
ONCHI
Composition No.2 Character 1949
Printed later
woodblock
multicolor
34.2x26.7 - on the plate P.O.R.
4 Koshiro
ONCHI
Poeme No.15
Past
1950
Printed later
woodblock
multicolor
42.1x32.3 - on the plate SOLD
5 Koshiro
ONCHI
Poem No.22
Leaf and clouds
1953
Printed later
multiblock
multicolor
45.0x35.0 - stamp P.O.R.
6 Koshiro
ONCHI
Title unknown Printed later woodcut 8.5x6.7 Ed.300 on the plate SOLD
7 Senpan
MAEKAWA
A girl in a field - woodcut 36.0x27.0 - - P.O.R.
8 Senpan
MAEKAWA
A girl of Ohara 1946 woodcut 24.3x17.0 - on the plate P.O.R.
9 Senpan
MAEKAWA
Tanabata
festival
1946 woodcut 24.3x18.2 - on the plate P.O.R.
10 Senpan
MAEKAWA
Tsurumi-Kagetsu
park
- woodcut 19.0x28.2 - stamp P.O.R.
11 Senpan
MAEKAWA
Grove of plum trees 1928 woodcut 19.2x28.5 - stamp P.O.R.
12 Kiyoshi
HASEGAWA
A woman and
a basket
1921 wood engraving 12.2x6.3 - - SOLD
13 Jun-ichiro
SEKINO
Nude in the atelier 1984 woodcut 25.0x35.2 Ed.180 signed SOLD
14 Jun-ichiro
SEKINO
The fireside in Tohoku 1946 woodcut 24.0x18.2 - on the plate P.O.R.
15 Jun-ichiro
SEKINO
Snow cave - woodcut 24.2x18.5 - on the plate P.O.R.
16 Jun-ichiro
SEKINO
Ex libris - copperplate 12.8x9.3 - on the plate P.O.R.
17 Kogan
TOBARI
Balance on balls 1914 woodcut 35.2x25.0 - stamp SOLD
18 Kazuma
ODA
Maiko 1941 lithograph 20.0x14.5 - on the plate P.O.R.
19 Toraji
ISHIKAWA
in the bathroom 1934 woodcut 38.0x30.0 - on the plate
/stamp
P.O.R.
20 Tadashige
ONO
Mountain 1958 woodcut 11.8x22.2 Ed.20 signed P.O.R.
21 Tadashige
ONO
Garden 1960 woodcut 12.5x21.2 Ed.30 signed P.O.R.
22 Hide
KAWANISHI
Silk Store - woodcut 15.6x25.5 - on the plate SOLD
23 Hide
KAWANISHI
A woman in a port 1946 woodcut 24.2x18.2 - on the plate P.O.R.
24 Kihachiro
SHIMOZAWA
Oku-Nikko 1933 woodcut 36.5x47.4 - stamp P.O.R.
25 Yoshiro
NAGASE
Flowers 1928 woodcut 25.8x20.0 - on the plate P.O.R.
26 Yoshiro
NAGASE
A scenery of suberb - woodcut 19.0x28.2 - stamp P.O.R.
27 Kihei
SASAJIMA
A bridge over the valley 1938
-39
woodcut 36.5x45.0 - signed/stamp P.O.R.
28 Yumeji
TAKEHISA
Makeup in the Autumn
from "Fujin-Graph" Oct.
1924 woodcut 17.4x19.0 - - P.O.R.
29 Yumeji
TAKEHISA
Wind of snow
from "Fujin-Graph" Dec.
1924 woodcut 16.0x20.9 - - P.O.R.
30 Tsuruzo
ISHII
Hot spring c.1921 woodcut 19.0x28.0 - stamp SOLD
31 Tsuruzo
ISHII
Mountains - woodcut 19.0x28.2 - stamp P.O.R.
32 Un-ichi
HIRATSUKA
Harvest - wood engraving 8.8x6.1 - on the plate P.O.R.
33 Un-ichi
HIRATSUKA
A bush warbler and plum tree - wood engraving 6.3x9.4 - on the plate P.O.R.
34 Masahide
ASAHI
Leaning tower in Pisa in the spring 1933 woodcut 22.5x16 Ed.100 emboss P.O.R.
35 Masahide
ASAHI
Pyramids in the summer 1933 woodcut 22.9x16 Ed.100 emboss P.O.R.
36 Masahide
ASAHI
Zoo in the autumn in Berlin 1933 woodcut 22.5x16 Ed.100 emboss P.O.R.
37 Masahide
ASAHI
Eiffel tower in the winter 1933 woodcut 24x16 Ed.100 emboss SOLD
38 Takumi
SHINAGAWA
A form - woodcut 29.0x21.2 - signed SOLD
39 Takumi
SHINAGAWA
work - woodcut 30.0x20.5 - signed SOLD

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