The Uji River

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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The Uji River by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Uji River

Series; Twelve Views of the Four Seasons in Kyoto

Tokuriki Tomikichiro - Born in Kyoto, Tokuriki Tomikichiro spent his entire career in the city. After initially studying Nihonga or Japanese style painting, Tokuriki switched to woodblock prints in 1924. Although best known for his shin-hanga landscape prints, Tokuriki's real passion was sosaku hanga or creative prints. He enthusiastically promoted sosaku hanga, and set up his own publishing company called Matsuku after WWII to produce his designs as well as those of other artists. He taught block carving and wrote extensively on the subject of woodblock prints, while also exhibiting internationally. His modern sosaku hanga prints are expressive with bold line work and shapes, while his traditional shin-hanga views more closely resemble ink and wash paintings. Tokuriki successfully bridged these two major twentieth-century styles, and was highly influential in the development of younger artists.

The Uji River - Terrific view of the Uji River at night framed by a walkway or bridge in the foreground. A couple pleasure boats with red paper lanterns can be seen on the water, the light of the full moon reflected on the shimmering surface of the river. The first time we've seen this attractive design. Although not individually numbered, this print is number 51/100 from a limited edition of 100 prints (see seal below, not included).

Signed - T. Tokuriki in pencil within image at lower left
Edition - 51/100

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 11 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. Light toning. Please see photos for details.

The Uji River by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
The Uji River by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
The Uji River by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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