Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.
Comments - Interesting limited edition sosaku hanga design by Tokuriki, who is best known for his traditional shin-hanga views. His real passion was sosaku hanga, however, and this is a handsome example of his work in that style. Signed T. Tokuriki and numbered 4/70 in pencil in the bottom margin. A nice choice for a collector.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 8 7/8" x 10 3/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Tape residue on reverse at one side from previous mounting. Slight toning, small spot. Please see photos for details.
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