1971. Item #90395
Serizawa Keisuke 芹沢銈介. Koshigoe Hama Aruki 腰越濵歩き. n.p. Gohachi, Showa 46 . 30 x 23cm Japanese bound book in a 30.5 x 23.5 yellow paper fukuro with title slip. Front wrapper has red title slip. 16 original black and white mimeographs hand-colored in gray-blue.
“Walking Along the Beach at Koshigoe” is a collection of lovely mimeographs of the shells, fisherman’s tools, mountains and scenes Serizawa likely saw while walking along the beach or mountain paths in Koshigoe. Koshigoe is part of the city of Kamakura in Kanagawa Prefecture and was a remote fishing village at the time, where it is believed he worked and rested.
Serizawa was a master stencil-printing and mingei artist, named a Living National Treasure by the Japanese government in 1956. Post WWII, mimeography became popular as a means of artistic expression and was considered an art form alongside that of stencil printing.