Kiyomizu Temple, 1970

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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Kiyomizu Temple, 1970 by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kiyomizu Temple, 1970

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 Matsukyu after WWII to produce his designs. 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 - Lovely, extra-large format view of Kiyomizu Temple in winder, a heavy snow falling. A couple of visitors under umbrellas enjoy the scenery from the verandah. A beautiful signed, limited edition design that would make a handsome framed display.

Signed - T. Tokuriki in pencil within image at lower left
Numbered - 163/200

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 14 3/4" x 19 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. A few creases at edges.

Kiyomizu Temple, 1970 by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Kiyomizu Temple, 1970 by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)