Artist: Torii Kotondo (鳥居言人)

Print: Rain (Ame - 雨)

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Dates: 1929,created
Dimensions: 11.75 in,18.25 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Kotondo ga (言人画)
Artist's seal: Kotondo
Date: Shōwa yonen jūgatsu
Showa 4, 10th month
Title (embossed at bottom): Ame (雨)
Publishers' seal: Sakai Kawaguchi go ban

Related links: British Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Walters Museum of Art; Freer/Sackler Galleries; Yamamoto Art Museum;

Physical description:

The tranliteration of the script along the right side of the print reads: Gaikoku-yuki nihyaku-mai-kagiri zeppan dai hyaku sanjuyon-ban Torii Kotondo.



1) In 鳥居言人 Torii Kotondo, Gallery Beniya, 1995, p. 30, no. 21.

2) In black and white in 近代日本美人画展 : 伝統木版画を支えた作家たち Exhibition of Modern Japanese Beauties: Meiji, Taishō, Shōwa, Riccar Art Museum, 1982, n.p., no. 84.

3) In black and white as #131 in Modern Japanese Prints by Dorothy Blair, 1977 reprint.

4) In black and white reproduction in The Japanese Print Since 1900: Old Dreams and New Visions by Lawrence Smith, p. 69.


6 prints of Kotondo's were published jointly by Sakai and Kawaguchi. The second edition of this print was published only by Kawaguchi.