February: Fushimi Doll Shop

by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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February: Fushimi Doll Shop by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
February: Fushimi Doll Shop

Series; Twelve Months 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 Matsukyu after WWII to produce his designs. 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.

Twelve Months of Kyoto - Tokuriki's handsome series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" depicts famous temples and sites around Kyoto throughout the year. From a serene view of the Golden Pavilion on a summer's day to the colorful foliage at Kozanji Temple in autumn, these attractive designs showcase the beauty of Kyoto in the four seasons. Several designs feature interesting perspectives, such as looking up a pathway or through an entrance gate. These colorful designs are mounted to board in the traditional shikishiban format with a decorative gold edge, ready for display. Each features a label in Japanese and Tokuriki's signature in ink on the reverse.

Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

Image Size - 10 5/8" x 9 1/2"

Condition - Excellent color and detail.

February: Fushimi Doll Shop by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
February: Fushimi Doll Shop by Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)

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