Sansa Festival in Iwate Prefecture

by Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)

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Sansa Festival in Iwate Prefecture by Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)

Original Masao Ido (1945 - 2016) Japanese Woodblock Print
Sansa Festival in Iwate Prefecture

Series; Six Great Festivals, 1985

Masao Ido - Born in 1945, Masao Ido lived and worked in Kyoto. He studied with Koho and Otsubo Shigechika. He achieved an international reputation as one of Japan's leading contemporary artists, and his works are included in the collections of the Tokyo National Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He was also a recognized teacher, having taught other contemporary masters such as Seiji Sano.

Known for his serene landscape prints of traditional Japanese subjects, Ido found his inspiration in Kyoto and the surrounding countryside. His tranquil images of private gardens, quiet streets, temple gates, and hillside views reflect his interest in nature and the changing seasons. A simplicity of form and a masterful layering of subtle color to achieve a sense of depth and richness distinguish his prints.

Ido's handsome woodblocks are a nice choice for collectors in the contemporary Japanese print market. His death in May of 2016 created a surge of interest in his works among collectors.

Signed - Masao Ido in pencil in bottom margin, dated '85, titled in Japanese
Numbered - 45/180

Artist - Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)

Image Size - 10 1/8" x 14 3/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. A few small spots in margins, crease at edge.

Sansa Festival in Iwate Prefecture by Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)
Sansa Festival in Iwate Prefecture by Masao Ido (1945 - 2016)

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