Misty Springtime Moon

by Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)

Current Status

 
Hurry! Fuji Arts' prints sell quickly, don't miss out.

 

 
You must be signed in to add items to your watchlist Add to watch list    
 
Misty Springtime Moon by Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)

Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Misty Springtime Moon
Ishukankokai Published Commemorative

Commemorative Kotondo Prints - With the permission of Kotondo's heirs, a single small commemorative runs of his prints was produced by the venerable publisher Ishukankokai. These reprints were produced to the same exacting standard as Kotondo's originals. Expert carvers were contracted to produce the highest quality wood blocks and printers meticulously reprinted Kotondo's originals with the same attention to quality and detail. These reprints are on beautiful, hand made paper printed with the same colors and mica detail as Kotondo's originals.

Torii Kotondo, 20th century master - Torii Kotondo was a native of Tokyo. He was one of the great shin-hanga masters who excelled in the art of the beauty print. Prints such as his exquisite nude "Kamisuki," the demure beauty in the print titled "Sash," and his lovely image of a young woman in winter in "Peony Snowflakes" are all classic examples of Kotondo's mastery of the beauty print. Kotondo's prints are considered some of the most stunning beauty designs and great masterworks of the 20th century wood block print tradition. His output of beauty prints was a very small (22 works total), and the number of prints produced of each image was also small. Original Kotondo prints are very rare and highly sought after by collectors today. His best images easily exceed $10,000 in the Japanese print market.

After Kotondo's death, with the permissions of his heirs, the venerable publisher Ishukankokai produced a limited edition set of 12 Kotondo beauty designs. Only 100 sets were produced. These fantastic Kotondo designs were again available in strictly limited quantity for collectors to enjoy. Today, once again, Kotondo works are almost impossible to find in the market, including these Ishukankokai prints.

Search the net, we found only a few of these prints offered, and sold for as much as $2,000 each. As always, at Fuji Arts our prices are a fraction of those prices offering you unsurpassed quality and value.

Misty Springtime Moon - A beautiful Japanese wood block print by Kotondo of the young woman in springtime. Kotondo's portrait depicts the beauty looking wistfully into the distance. Spring cherry blossoms are falling into the scene- classic Japanese imagery. One of Kotondo's great portraits, and a personal favorite. This lovely beauty image is truly a 20th century Japanese wood block print masterwork. Our fantastic example is exquisitely printed with excellent color and detail. This Kotondo print would make a stunning display in any room.

Signed - Kotondo-ga
Seal - Kotondo
Publisher - Ishukankokai, with red moneybag seal
Carver/Printer - Ito Susumu/Watanabe Yoshiaki
Image size - 10 1/4" x 16 1/8"
Sheet size - 13" x 19"
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail. Please see photos for details. 
With original presentation folder - Each print is being sold with its original presentation folder. The prints are stored in a beautiful inner folder with paper surround and protective liner and a heavy outer folder with subject and series titles in Japanese. See example photo below for the type of folders you will get with your print.
Misty Springtime Moon by Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Misty Springtime Moon by Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)
Misty Springtime Moon by Torii Kotondo (1900 - 1976)