Calendar 1977


This 1977 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. #2648a

January 1977

IHL Cat. #2648b

February 1977

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March 1977

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April 1977

IHL Cat. #2648e

May 1977

IHL Cat. #2648f

June 1977

IHL Cat. #2648g

July 1977

IHL Cat. #2648h

August 1977

IHL Cat. #2648i

September 1977

IHL Cat. #2648j

October 1977

IHL Cat. #2648k

November 1977

IHL Cat. #2648l

December 1977

IHL Cat. #2648m

Calendar Details

Katazome Calendar 1977 #2648

せ "se" appearing on label pasted to envelope

Inserted biography of Keisuke Serizawa sensei by Seibansha Craft Shop in Sapporo

A work by Keisuke Serizawa






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Inserted card

Seibansha Craft Shop, Sapporo

(established in 1947 the shop recently closed)