Ezo Mamehon 28
This issue of Ezo Mamehon featured articles by the cultural critic Uehara Rorō 植原路郎 (1894-1983), a scholar of Japanese food, manners and customs, and the artist Kagawa Tokio 香川軍男 (1915-2002) (click to see profile below), who contributed each of the four small prints illustrating the seasons plus the cover art.
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Note: transcriptions and their translations below are subject to my error.
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A western-style painter and print artist from Kitami, Hokkaidō best known for his "potato prints" (薯版 ), he worked in the city government of Kitami until his retirement at the age of 49 after which he dedicated himself to print making, book design, and publishing. His best-known work is titled "薯版 AINU帖" (Imoban Ainuchō ) published in 1972 depicting objects of the Ainu culture.