The Complete Works Of Tsuchiya Koitsu
This is most definitely a 'work in process'. Here, I am attempting to
catalog all of the published prints by the noted woodblock print artist Tsuchiya Koitsu.
While Koitsu was not as prolific a producer of shin-hanga prints as the artist Hasui was,
cataloging all of his works is a formidable challenge. Apart from this website, there is currently
no known comprehensive reference of Tsuchiya Koitsu prints - either printed or virtual (web-based),
although my friends at www.hanga.com have nearly 100 prints of Koitsu cataloged.
Also, we should not forget to mention the only text reference which focuses on Koitsu's prints --
that of the Chigasaki Art Museum, Japan, entitled "Tsuchiya Koitsu: Adoration of Scenery" (1999).
I would estimate that Koitsu published over 200 prints in total.
Each month usually sees several new, previously unknown prints being added to my database of approximately 150 prints.
The prints in this 'virtual catalog' are listed in order of publisher, and then design date,
with those undated prints being listed first.
You can navigate through this catalog via the thumbnail print menu on the left (no menu? Click here),
or sequentially using the forward and back arrows which appear below each detailed view of a print.
Please also take a look at my articles on Tsuchiya Koitsu in the "Research and Articles" section of my site. You can also find my personal collection of Koitsu prints in my private Gallery.
If you find any errors while browsing this catalog, or if you know of other
prints which are currently not included, by all means please do not hesitate
to contact me here.
Latest Editions to the database
|Sarusawa Pond in Nara
April 6, 2003
|Nara Horyuji Temple
20 Mar, 2003
12 Feb, 2003
|Godaido Shrine, Matsushima (Postcard)
12 Feb, 2003