Kyokichi Tanaka + Shizuo Fujimori + Koshiro Onchi “Tsukuhaé”
[Image: Kyokichi Tanaka "To-Chu-Ka-So" (Chinese Caterpillar Fungus), 1914 ]
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The innovative magazine Tsukuhaé (Moon Reflection) was created in 1914, the same year Tokyo Station opened, through the friendship of three art students in their early twenties: Kyokichi Tanaka, Shizuo Fujimori, and Koshiro Onchi. Leaving a mark on the history of woodblock prints in Japan, the publication brought together a wonderful collection of woodblock prints and poems.
This exhibition features around 300 pieces, including works and materials relating to the meeting of the three students; a limited, private edition of Tsukuhaé produced during the magazine’s preparatory stages; and Sakutaro Hagiwara’s first poetry collection, “Howling at the Moon of Hagiwara,” a compilation of 11 pen drawings by Kyokichi Tanaka and three woodblock prints by Koshiro Onchi, published after Tanaka’s death. There is a focus on the public issues of Tsukuhaé published by Rakuyodo .