Untitled "EIGHT VIEWS OF NAGASAKI"
[CREATIVE PRINT MOVEMENT] Matsuzaki U-ichi. Untitled "EIGHT VIEWS OF NAGASAKI" 8 oblong oban size prints, tipped onto sheets and overlain by English and Japanese bilingual descriptions of the scenes depicted. The sheets are 30.5 x 38.2 cm. Matsuzaki [1895-1972] did these prints in the early 1950s. He had attended Tokyo Bijutsu Gakko and was an art professor in Nagasaki through and after the Pacific War. An almost unheard of group of lovely landscape prints of a city devastated by the atom bombing, which is mentioned but the effects of which are never depicted. If one didn't know by the text, one might think it a pre-Ware production and, indeed, perhaps it was, and unpublished, was repurposed for a much different audience. Just a guess, but may bear more research. The prints and folders are in very good condition, despite their apparent fragility.