Oda Kazuma, Views of Osaka- Harbour

Oda Kazuma, 1881-1956

Views of Osaka: Harbour (moonlit night)
(Osaka fukei: Chikko- tsukiyo)

lithograph, signed in ink on the bottom margin, K. Oda. 1919

13 1/4 by 19 1/8 in., 33.5 by 48.6 cm

Born in Tokyo, Oda Kazuma studied Western-style painting with Kawamura Kiyoo (1899-1934) and lithography with Kaneko Masajiro. Kazuma worked primarily as a lithographer, but he was also an ukiyo-e enthusiast, publishing two books on the subject. Although he produced six shin-hanga style woodblock prints with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962), the vast majority of his oeuvre was in the medium of lithography. Although he was prolific with his designs, his self-published prints were produced in small editions.

References:
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Catalogue of Collections: Prints, 1993, p. 56, no. 464
Oda Kazuma Exhibition: Meiji, Taisho, Showa- Changing Scenery (Oda Kazuma Ten: Meiji, Taisho, Showa- utsuriyuku Fuukei), Machida Shiritsu Kokusai Hanga Bijutsukan, 2000, p. 71, no. 65

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