Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780-1850)




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A large ( 17.25 x 24.25 inches; 44 x 62 cms. ) aerial view of the Asakusa Kinryu Shrine in the Eastern Capital, Toto Kinryuzan, Asakusa dera no zu. Published c.1830s by Izumiya Ichibei and Mamura Hanbei and blocks cut by Akibara Namijiro. At the top right a red seal ( of a collector or shop ) Ei-o do. There appears to be another edition of this view with another publisher, lacking block cutter’s name and without the setting sun top right. Rare: For obvious reasons these large views did not survive in any quantity.


Very good impression and colour. Faint fold marks with some expert restoration. Lightly laid onto Japanese paper. Signed Aoigaoka Hokkei sha.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780-1850)




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Izu, Goseiki no Mida, A boat navigating a rocky promentary from Hokkei’s most famous series: Shokoku meisho, ‘Famous Views of the Provinces’ ( here Izu Province ) published by Eijudo and Nakamuraya Katsugoro, c 1830’s. This set of long, narrow, large-tanzaku format prints is one of the finest landscape series by any artist and is extremely rare. The complete set of thirteen prints is listed in Images from the Floating World, Richard Lane, 1978, p. 254. I have located images of 7 from this set but am unable to find the others at the moment. ( Images found for: Lane 3; 4; 5; 6; 8; 9; & 13. )


Very good impression and colour. Minor soil and small expert repairs at top two corners, otherwise good condition. Signed Hokkei ga.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780-1850)




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One volume, black & white, Kyoka suikoden shu, “Picture Book of the Water Margins with Kyoka Poems”. Presumably this is based on the 1829 Kyoka suikoden gazo shu . There were a number of variant editions after it.


Original covers and title slip. Slight wormage, otherwise good condition. Although pages start at 6 ( and go to 23 ) there is no indication of any pages being removed.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780 – 1850)




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An unidentified fish amongst carnations. An apparently unrecorded surimono.


Fine impression and colour. Minor crease, otherwise good condition. Signed Hokkei.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780 – 1850)




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A surimono from the set: Hanazono bamtsuzuki, “A Set for the Hanazono Group”. A series of at least seventeen prints published c1820s. Each image gives a positive injunction to start something on an auspicious day; as here: Ibori yoshi “A Good Day to Dig a Well”.


Fine impression, colour and condition. Signed Hokkei.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780 – 1850)




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A surimono from the set: Hanazono bamtsuzuki, “A Set for the Hanazono Group”. A series of at least seventeen prints published c1820s. Each image gives a positive injunction to start something on an auspicious day; as here: Yudono hajine yoshi “A Good Day to Start Having a Bath”.


Fine impression. Slight turning of colour on border, otherwise very good colour and condition. Signed Hokkei.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780 – 1850)




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A surimono from the set: Hanazono bamtsuzuki, “A Set for the Hanazono Group”. A series of at least seventeen prints published c1820s. Each image gives a positive injunction to start something on an auspicious day; as here: Kadoide yoshi “A Good Day to Start a Journey”.


Fine impression. Slight turning of colour on border, otherwise very good colour and condition. Signed Hokkei.



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Aoigaoka HOKKEI (1780 – 1850)




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A surimono from the set: Hanazono bamtsuzuki, “A Set for the Hanazono Group”. A series of at least seventeen prints published c1820s. Each image gives a positive injunction to start something on an auspicious day; as here: Sake zukuri yoshi “A Good Day to Make Sake”.


Fine impression. Slight turning of colour on border, otherwise very good colour and condition. Signed Hokkei.



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