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Depicts fish indigenous to the waters of Japan. From the series Familiar Fishes of Nippon; Dan Nippon Gyori Gashu

Artist: Bakufu Ohno (1888 -1976)

Date: ca. 1938

Publisher: Kyoto Hanga 

Format: Oban yoko-e


Fine condition, color, and impression.


Illustrated: Art Portfolio of Fishes by Bakufu Ono by Reita Hirase, Akira Tomita, and Hiroko Shimizu, Tokyo Station Gallery, 2013


This print is sometimes described with the title Aquarium due to the thin mica applied to the entire print. The artist likely intended the mica to simulate the ocean and the brilliance of the coral reef underwater.

Bakufu Ono - Familiar fishes of Japan


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