Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine

by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

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Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

Original Gekko (1859 - 1920) Japanese Woodblock Print
Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine

Series; Gekko's Essays

Gekko's Essays - Begun in 1886, "Gekko's Essays" (Zuihitsu) is a wonderful series encompassing a wide range of subjects. Gekko depicts figures from history and mythology, including famous beauties, poets, scholars, and warriors, along with a few supernatural creatures. These handsome designs are rendered in Gekko's distinctive painterly style, with soft washes of color and flowing calligraphic line work, expertly printed by Matsuki Heikichi to capture these qualities. The series was completed by 1887, but woodblocks are found with dates up to 1899, proving the popularity of the designs, which continued to be printed. A great choice to collect or display.

Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine - Handsome view of a procession making its way through the grounds of Toshogu Shrine, which houses the tomb of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The men solemnly walk along the stone pathway and the stair leading to the beautiful Higurashi Gate with its ornate carvings and colorful paintwork. Purple draperies featuring the hollyhock leaf crest of the Tokugawa clan are hung along the pathway and retaining walls, adding a colorful note. A lovely image of this sacred shrine.

Artist - Gekko (1859 - 1920)

Image Size - 12 3/4" x 8 1/4" + margins as shown

Condition - Nice color and detail. A couple repairs, creasing at corners.

Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine by Gekko (1859 - 1920)
Higurashi Gate at Toshogu Shrine by Gekko (1859 - 1920)

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