Hiejinja, 1940

by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

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Hiejinja, 1940 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Hiejinja, 1940

Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth century. He followed the family tradition and centuries-old Japanese craft of woodblock printmaking, adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them.

Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.

Comments - Lovely view of Hiejinja shrine in springtime, the red temple building framed by a blossoming cherry tree. In the foreground, a mother and child feed the pigeons gathered in the stone plaza before the entrance gate. A charming design, beautifully composed.

Signed - Toshi Yoshida in English in the margin and Japanese within image (with chop)
Publisher - Self-published

Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)

Image Size - 9 1/4" x 6 5/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.

Hiejinja, 1940 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Hiejinja, 1940 by Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)