Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Nikko Futarasan, 1936
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 - Beautiful design of a lone figure walking along the pathway at Futarasan Shrine at Nikko, warm yellow light spilling from a paper lantern at the end of a pole. A torii gate leads to the complex, with tall pine trees framing the view, the scene shaded in blue and gray shadows as evening falls. A lovely, quiet contemplative design. A beautiful choice for display.
- Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
- Doi, later edition from original blocks
Artist - Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949)
Image Size - 15 1/2 x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Faint ripple from printing process. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.