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Ginza at Night (Yoru no Ginza), from the series Recollections of Tokyo (Tokyo kaiko zue)

東京回顧図絵 夜の銀座

Shôwa era
1945 (Shôwa 20), December
Artist Kawakami Sumio (Japanese, 1895–1972)

Catalogue Raisonné

Feminine and Independent (Amsterdam, Nihon no hanga exh. cat. 5, 2011), cat. no. 18; Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 301, #148l; Smith, The J. Print since 1900 (1983), #87, photo p. 36


19.8 x 26.1 cm (7 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



From a portfolio of 15 works by 9 artists, with titles of individual works on an accompanying sheet (not in MFA).
MFA prints from the portfolio (complete): 59.838, 60.38, 65.1060, 65.1067, 64.1068, 65.1083, 65.1084, 65.1085, 65.1087, 65.1088, 65.1089, 65.1091, 65.1097, 65.1098, 65.1104



Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.