The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer

Series; Eight Views of Kyoto

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.

The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer - Attractive scene of Sanjo Bridge in Kyoto in Summer, the view framed by a willow tree and softly glowing lamps. The delicate leaves make a graceful contrast with the bold tree trunk and the strong lines of the bridge. The distant mountains are seen in soft blue-gray silhouette against the evening sky. A handsome design, nicely shaded.

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 7 1/2" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light toning. Small loss at edge, repaired. Please see photos for details.

The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
The Great Sanjo Bridge in Summer by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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