Teahouse - Yotsuya Arakicho

by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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Teahouse - Yotsuya Arakicho by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Teahouse - Yotsuya Arakicho

Tsuchiya Koitsu - After moving to Tokyo at age fifteen, Koitsu studied for many years with the woodblock artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Known for his beautiful landscape prints with a dramatic use of light and shade, Koitsu was one of the leaders of the shin-hanga or new print movement in 20th century Japan.

Comments - Charming miniature version of Koitsu's oban view of a teahouse in Tokyo. Two geisha are shown at the entrance to a teahouse off a small lane in Yotsuya. Light spills from the open doorway, casting a rosy glow out on the street. An attractive design.

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Image Size - 3 1/2" x 2 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. No issues to report.

Teahouse - Yotsuya Arakicho by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Teahouse - Yotsuya Arakicho by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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