The City Tower and the Remains of the Sumpu Castle, 1982

by Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992)

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The City Tower and the Remains of the Sumpu Castle, 1982 by Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992)

Original Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992) Japanese Woodblock Print
The City Tower and the Remains of the Sumpu Castle, 1982

Series; Four Seasons in Shizuoka

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Signed - Benou Itoh in pencil in bottom margin
Numbered - 146/150

Artist - Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992)

Image Size - 13" x 18 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled.

The City Tower and the Remains of the Sumpu Castle, 1982 by Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992)
The City Tower and the Remains of the Sumpu Castle, 1982 by Benou Ito (Tsutomu Ito) (1917 - 1992)

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