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[Hanga artist Unichi Hiratsuka, California, April 27, 1969]

Miyatake, Toyo
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Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Hanga artist Unichi Hiratsuka, California, April 27, 1969]
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photograph | negative

California, April 27, 1969


Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family


1 photographic print : b&w; ; 5 x 7 in.

2 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, April 28, 1969, Japanese section.

Hanga artist Unichi Hiratsuka demonstrates woodblock carving and printing on a card table to a small group of people at the home of Mrs. Tamie Taniguchi in California, April 27, 1969. Hiratsuka has a mustache and is balding with white hair. Includes Hiratsuka carving a woodblock by hand next to tools on table, and making a print.

Typed on original envelope: Hiratsuka, Mr. -- Hanga.

Sosaku hanga, or "creative print" is a woodblock print movement where the artist performs all aspects of production, from designing, carving to printing, as opposed to only designing and the work is produced by a publisher.

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