Aki Miyajima, 1941

by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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Aki Miyajima, 1941 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Aki Miyajima, 1941

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 - Lovely view of the famous torii gates at Miyajima during a shower. A rugged pine tree frames the view, with stone lanterns below and mountains shaded in gray and blue in the distance. A beautiful atmospheric scene with soft bokashi shading.

Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 6 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Aki Miyajima, 1941 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Aki Miyajima, 1941 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)