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.
Comments - Lovely autumn view of a stone path leading through a garden at Kozanji Temple, flanked by large stone lanterns and tall trees covered with colorful red, yellow, and orange foliage. Leaves are scattered across the grounds and the sky is a clear blue, a perfect autumn day. A handsome design.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 11" x 9 5/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small paper remnants on reverse at two points on top edge from original publisher mounting. Small ink stain in margin. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.
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