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Deva Gate at Asakusa, 1934 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Item Number: 831793

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Item Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 831793
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Deva Gate at Asakusa, 1934 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Deva Gate at Asakusa, 1934

Tsuchiya Koitsu - After moving to Tokyo at age fifteen, Koitsu studied for many years with the woodblock artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Known for his beautiful landscape prints with a dramatic use of light and shade, Koitsu was one of the leaders of the shin-hanga or new print movement in 20th century Japan.

Comments - Striking view of the large red paper lantern at Deva Gate (Nio Mon) at Asakusa Kannon temple. The building houses a figure of Nio, the Deva King guardian, which gives the gate its name. A woman walking through the gate provides a sense of scale for the tall pillars and enormous lantern. A few birds flutter about the sky and perch on the tile roof framed by a leafy tree at right. Nicely detailed and shaded.

Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Doi, later edition from original blocks

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.


Deva Gate at Asakusa, 1934 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Deva Gate at Asakusa, 1934 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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