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.
Twenty Views of the Capitol City - Lovely scene from a landscape series by Tokuriki featuring romantic views of famous landmarks in and around Kyoto, his beloved home town. From temples and shrines to scenic rivers and mountains, Tokuriki captures the beauty of Kyoto in all seasons, from the quiet stillness of winter snow to glowing fireflies in summer. The woodblocks are mounted to board in the traditional shikishiban format, ready for display. The first time we've seen several of these designs.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 10 5/8" x 9 1/2"
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Mounted to board. Curling, light toning, some prints have spotting or creases at corners. Please see photos for details.
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