'Rain on the Nagaura-Kaido Highway' from the series Eight New Views of Nanao, Noto, New Series

This woodblock print depicts a split seascape and landscape divided by Nagaura Highway in the rain, which is coming down in a sheet of rain.  There is a traveler with a large wagon and his horse crossing the dirt highway.  It bears Okuyama's cipher and seal in the lower left, and its title and date in the upper right quadrant.  This print series was produced in 1943.  It measures 8" x 13", matted in a deep green, and framed in a mat black wood frame measuring 15" x 20".  It is in fine condition.  Okuyama worked in commercial advertising and he made woodblock prints at the same time, focusing on sosaku hanga and shin hanga styles, like this one.  P3666     $195.00

Okuyama, Gihachiro (1907-1981) 'Rain on the Nagaura-Kaido Highway'