Bannai Kōkan 坂内宏観 (1900-1963)
Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada, University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu, 1992 p. 15.
Born in Fukushima prefecture in 1900 with the given name Sadao, he was also known as Sakauchi Hiroshi. Studied Japanese-style painting with Bannai Seiran (1881-1936). Exhibited paintings of Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido in 1927. Three of these, Nihonbashi (the print in this collection), Atsuta-Old Castle at Dawn and Lake Ashinoko, Hakone, were published as prints by Watanabe Shōzaburō in 1930.