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Kofuku Temple, Nara, 1937 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Item Number: 848467

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Item Category: Shin-hanga & Modern, 1900 -
Item Number: 848467
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Kofuku Temple, Nara, 1937 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Kofuku Temple, Nara, 1937

Sketches of Famous Places in Japan - In the early 1960s, the publisher Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) re-released a group of classic shin-hanga landscapes by Hasui and Koitsu under the series title "Sketches of Famous Places in Japan." Using the original blocks, Hamamatsu-Do (Doi) printed the designs, which were also distributed by the publisher Oedo Mokuhansha. The series was produced in a limited edition of 200 sets of 28 subjects, very finely printed and beautifully colored. A terrific opportunity to collect a lovely shin-hanga design.

Comments - Beautiful Koitsu design of rain falling at Kofukuji or Kofuku Temple in Nara. Willow trees frame a view of a lake with the temple spire rising high above the tree in the distance. A lone figure under an orange umbrella strolls along a path on the far side of the water. A lovely landscape, beautifully shaded with shimmering reflections in the water. A wonderful shin-hanga print.

Signed - Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
Publisher - Hamamatsu-Do (Doi), later edition

Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 15 3/8" x 10 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.


Kofuku Temple, Nara, 1937 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

Kofuku Temple, Nara, 1937 by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)

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