Giant Lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine

by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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Giant Lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Giant Lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine

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 postcard print of a beauty standing beneath the giant lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine in Tokyo on a winter day. A figure strolls along the walkway between the buildings in the distance at lower right as snow falls through the gray sky. A rarely seen Koitsu design, published by Shobido Tanaka.

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Image Size - 5 1/4" x 3 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. Small repair at edge.

Giant Lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Giant Lantern at Asakusa Kannon Shrine by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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