Godaido Shrine, Matsushima

by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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Godaido Shrine, Matsushima by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Godaido Shrine, Matsushima

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 - Handsome view of Godaido Temple on one of the islands in Matsushima, a group of hundreds of small islands dotted with pine trees. A red bridge leads to the island with the red shrine building beneath the pines. A boat sails past below and a warm orange glow spreads along the horizon as the sun sets, the clouds in dark shadow above. A rare postcard-sized version of this Koitsu design.

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Image Size - 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A few creases at edges and small spots.

Godaido Shrine, Matsushima by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Godaido Shrine, Matsushima by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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