Calendar 1954


This 1954 calendar designed by Keisuke Serizawa is made up of twelve paper stencil prints done in Serizawa's katazome style perfected in the wake of WWII material shortages forcing him to look for alternatives to textiles to print his stencil dyed designs on. Serizawa’s stencils were later named kataezome to reinforce the pictorial nature of his work. Serizawa must have taken delight each year in combining disparate design elements into a mass-produced cohesive calendar. 

Folder containing the 12 prints

label reading:

淺虫温泉 東奥館 TEL 2 14

Asamushi Onsen Tookan (ryokan)

IHL Cat. 2651a

January 1954

IHL Cat. 2651b

February 1954

IHL Cat. 2651c

March 1954

IHL Cat. 2651d

April 1954

IHL Cat. 2651e

May 1954

IHL Cat. 2651f

June 1954

IHL Cat. 2651g

July 1954

IHL Cat. 2651h

August 1954

IHL Cat. 2651i

September 1954

IHL Cat. 2651j

October 1954

IHL Cat. 2651k

November 1954

IHL Cat. 2651l

December 1954

IHL Cat. 2651m

Calendar Details

Katazome Calendar 1954 #2651

せ "se" appearing on label pasted to envelope