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.
Comments - Handsome design of an Oharame or woman from Ohara carrying a bundle of brush or firewood, carefully balancing it atop her head with both hands. She wears the distinctive costume of the area, with a red and white cloth covering her hair and a colorful apron over a blue kimono. A blossoming cherry branch frames the scene overhead. An attractive image.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 11" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with nice color and detail as shown. A few creases at edges. Please see photos for details.
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