Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple

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 Matsuku after WWII to produce his designs as well as those of other artists. 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 - Attractive landscape of the famed Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto in spring. Cherry trees covered with pale pink blossoms frame the view, the temple perched majestically atop the hillside, the verandah extending out over the valley. A rare, limited edition print, signed T. Tokuriki in pencil in bottom margin and numbered 75/200. Dated 1976 in red in ink in right margin. A handsome design with fine architectural detail.

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight toning, a couple creases at edges. Please see photos for details.

Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Cherry Blossoms at Kiyomizu Temple by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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