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.
Okaramon, 1940 - Handsome view of the ornate Okaramon entrance gate to Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Visitors stroll about the grounds, a family pausing on the steps to admire the architectural detail. Masses of dark trees fill the background beneath a soft peach sky. An attractive design. A fine pencil signed lifetime edition.
Signed - Toshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin
Publisher - Self-published
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 9 3/8" x 6 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple light creases at edges. Please see photos for details. Otherwise excellent condition.