2007/06/10

Kawasaki Kyosen

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Kawasaki Kyosen 川崎巨泉(1877-1942)

Kawasaki Kyosen was born Kawasaki Suekichi  (川崎末吉) in Sakai in 1877. According to a source attributed to Roger Keyes, Kawasaki was Yoshitaki's son. Whether a son by birth or adoption is not clear, as I have not yet seen the attributed source:
Roger Keyes and Keiko Mizushima, The Theatrical World of Osaka Prints (A Collection of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Japanese Woodblock Prints in the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Boston: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1973, 334 pages.
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The Ningyodo Bunko 人魚洞文庫データベース has now a huge collection of his more than 5000 sketches of folkcraft itmes online.
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Local toy painter Kawasaki Kyosen (1877-1942)
was an artist who worked during the Meiji and Showa periods drawing pictures of traditional toys he found in localities throughout Japan. Kyosen left 52 Gangucho sketchbooks that contain pictures of more than 5,000 different types of objects including not only local traditional toys but also lucky charms and products specific to localities. This book presents a collection of some of the best old Japanese toy paintings from Kyosen’s Gangucho.
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日本のおもちゃ絵 -絵師 - 川崎巨泉の玩具帖

. gangu eshi, e-shi 玩具絵師 painter of toys .


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The Gallery of Robyn Buntin has some of his prints too.


http://www.robynbuntin.com/

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