Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Heirinji Temple Bell, 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.
Heirinji Temple Bell - Beautiful spring scene at the Heirinji temple. At dawn a monk is shown ringing the temple bell at the top of a stone platform. Great image with cherry blossoms in early bloom in the foreground.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within the image (with chop)
Titled - Heirinji Temple Bell, English and Japanese
Image size - 9 3/4" x 14 3/4" (oban tate-e)
Condition - Excellent, no toning, tears, not mounted, full margins