Wall in Nitteji Village (Nitteji mura no kabe)

Artist: Kawada Kan 川田幹 (1927-1999)
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1970
Stencil print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 35 x 59.8 cm (13 3/4 x 23 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Anonymous gift
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Stencil print

Japan, Showa era (1926 - 1989)

To 1995
A Private collector, to 1995

From 1995
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by a private collector in 1995

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

John K. Everson


Inspired by techniques used in dying textiles, the artist has created an image of the village of Kurashiki, famous for its attractive preservation of traditional architecture and craft workshops. The stencil technique was popular among artists seeking to relate their works to folk craft.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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