Calendar 1976


This 1976 calendar designed by Keisuke Serizawa is made up of twelve paper stencil prints packaged in a decorative cardboard folder with a stenciled label showing the year and Serizawa's "se" (せ) hexagonal seal. The stenciled prints and label pasted on the folder are 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. 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

IHL Cat. #2647a

Label at bottom reads

北海道民芸家具 (Hokkaidō mingei kagu)

January 1976

IHL Cat. #2647b

February 1976

IHL Cat. #2647c

March 1976

IHL Cat. #2647d

April 1976

IHL Cat. #2647e

May 1976

IHL Cat. #2647f

June 1976

IHL Cat. #2647g

July 1976

IHL Cat. #2647h

August 1976

IHL Cat. #2647i

September 1976

IHL Cat. #2647j

October 1976

IHL Cat. #2647k

November 1976

IHL Cat. #2647l

December 1976

IHL Cat. #2647m

Calendar Details

Katazome Calendar - 1976 #2647

せ "se" appearing on label pasted to envelope