Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth 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 the people and places around them.
Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.
Akiba Shrine, 1951 - Beautiful view of Akiba Shrine with a stone torii gate nestled in the woods beneath towering trees. The ocean can be seen through the branches in the distance. A mother and child and a couple make their way towards the shrine, the figures dwarfed by the majestic trees. A lovely design.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin (with chop), with red artist's seal within image
Publisher - Self-published, later edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.
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