A Straw Sandal Maker

Mamoru Hiyoshi

1355

Very fine woodblock print by Mamoru Hiyoshi. From "Korean Customs and people" series. Outstanding colors. Publisher is Kyoto Hanga-in. Carver name Kikuta, Printer name is Nagae and Publisher seal on the lower right margin. This print shows a scene of straw sandal maker's life. Father is making a straw sandal, the mother is sewing by the Irori (a type of traditional sunken hearth common in Japan), children are playing "Mari asobi" (very traditional girl's playing in Japan) near the parents. Outside Shoji door is hanging persimmons. This is a very common daily life in Japan. However, this subject is Japanese life by Japanese in Korea at that time.

Hiyoshi lived in Korea before World War II. He was a painter and active in mainly Korean painting circle. Therefore a lot of his subjects are based on Korea.
In addition, many Japanese lived in Korea in those days. He produced many prints about Japanese life, manners, and customs in Korea as well as Korean manners and customs.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 3/8 x 15 and 3/4 inches
Image size: 9 and 1/2 x 14 and 1/4 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Ca.1950
Signed: "Mamoru" (Kanji lettering) on the lower right of the image
Condition: Excellent condition. Very faint ink smudge into right margin and bottom margin which will be easily matted out.

 

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