Tokuriki Tomikichiro - Born in Kyoto, Tokuriki Tomikichiro spent his entire career in the city. After initially studying Nihonga or Japanese style painting, Tokuriki switched to woodblock prints in 1924. Although best known for his shin-hanga landscape prints, Tokuriki's real passion was sosaku hanga or creative prints. He enthusiastically promoted sosaku hanga, and set up his own publishing company called Matsukyu after WWII to produce his designs. He taught block carving and wrote extensively on the subject of woodblock prints, while also exhibiting internationally. His modern sosaku hanga prints are expressive with bold line work and shapes, while his traditional shin-hanga views more closely resemble ink and wash paintings. Tokuriki successfully bridged these two major twentieth-century styles, and was highly influential in the development of younger artists.
Lingering Charms of the Old Capital - Attractive design from a rarely seen Tokuriki series of twelve views of Kyoto, the former capital of Japan. This limited edition print comes from set 164/195, although the prints are not individually numbered. Each features a signature in pencil within the image near the bottom. A handsome group that includes some designs we have never before offered.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 11 1/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight paper remnants on reverse at top corners from previous mounting. Please see photos for details. Excellent condition overall.
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