YOSHIDA SHÔZÔ (吉田正三)

1933 

 

JANUARY



[”Amur Adonis” or Pheasant Eye] Fukujusô (福寿草)

Published in Shin Hanga (新版画),
Vol. 7 (January 1, 1933)
Personal Collection

Note: This print is included here in an abundence of
caution.  It appeared in an issue of Shin Hanga
devoted to the topics of theatre and cinema, but it is
the only one of two prints with no obvious
connection to either subject.  The magazine states
that it was from a collection of greeting cards, and
it was probably included as a New Year's Day card
in honor of the season.  There was a play called
Fukujusô performed at Tenma Theatre in Osaka in
January 1905, but I can find no evidence that a
play or film with such a title played in Japan in the
 early 1930s.
 
 
 
 


    


 

DECEMBER



[Dancing in the Street] Gaitô ni Odoru (街頭に踊る)

Published in Shin Hanga (新版画), Vol. 11 (December 25, 1933)
Image courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama