Moonlight in Wakanoura, Wakayama

by Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)

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Moonlight in Wakanoura, Wakayama by Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)

Original Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Moonlight in Wakanoura, Wakayama

Takeji Asano - Born in Kyoto, Takeji Asano helped form the Kyoto Creative Print Society in 1929. While designing traditional shin-hanga landscape prints, he studied carving and printing, achieving a great technical skill in carving. After WWII, he created many woodblocks of scenery and famous sites in and around Kyoto in various seasons. His colorful sosaku hanga works, self-carved and self-printed, have a real graphic appeal, with bold line work, sweeping views, and handsome compositions. His woodblock prints are a great choice for the modern collector, and make attractive framed displays.

Comments - Handsome evening view of Wakanoura in Wakayama on a moonlit night. The full moon glows yellow in the sky, its light reflected on the shimmering water below, the temple shadowed in blue gray. A lovely subdued color palette in muted blues and grays. The first time we've offered this subject.

Publisher - Unsodo, with publisher's seal in left margin

Artist - Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)

Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at left corners from previous mounting. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

Moonlight in Wakanoura, Wakayama by Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)
Moonlight in Wakanoura, Wakayama by Takeji Asano (1900 - 1999)

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