Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Akiba Shrine, 1951
Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the 20th century. He followed the family tradition, and centuries old Japanese craft, of woodblock printmaking adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan, and the globe, examining and sketching people and places around them.
Akiba Shrine - Beautiful view of the stone shrine entrance and lanterns under the towering trees. A mother and little child in traditional clothing visiting the shrine, classic Yoshida print.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Akiba Shrine, English and Japanese
Image size - 9 5/8" x 14 3/4" (oban tate-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins