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Sukiyabashi, from the series Recollections of Tokyo (Tokyo kaiko zue)

東京回顧図絵 数寄屋橋

Shôwa era
1945 (Shôwa 20), December
Artist Hiratsuka Un'ichi (Japanese, 1895–1997)

Catalogue Raisonné

Yokohama Mus. of Art, Fascinating J. Woodcut Prints (2014), #100; Graybill et al, The Artist's Touch, the Craftsman's Hand (Portland Art Museum cat., 2011), p. 300, #148k; Smith, Japanese Prints During the Allied Occupation (2002), #44


20 x 26.1 cm (7 7/8 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
According to a 1965 letter from Keiko Hiratsuka Moore to Robert Paine, the date of the print is 1930; but in fact this impression seems to be from a postwar portfolio containing reprints of earlier designs.


(seal only)


Artist's seal: Hiratsuka


1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine