by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
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 - Beautiful view of the Shinkyo or Sacred Bridge that leads to the entrance of the shrine at Nikko during a light rain. The red-lacquered railings provide a bright contrast to the soft blue gray water of the river below and the lush green foliage of the forest at right. A lovely design, one of Koitsu's masterworks. A terrific choice for display.
Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 10" x 15 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.