Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Series; Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
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 Matsuku after WWII to produce his designs as well as those of other artists. 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.
Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks - Tokuriki's famous series "Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks" features some of Japan's most famous and sacred temples, shrines, castles, and natural wonders, in a variety of seasons and weather conditions. These wonderful images have a lovely watercolor-like quality, with soft colors and delicate shading. Of special interest are the inclusion of contemporary details, such as automobiles and telephone lines, which add a unique modern feel to these traditional subjects. A nice choice for display.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 10 1/4" x 15" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Slight creasing at edges, light smudge and a couple tiny spots in margin, slight rippling at side from printing process. Please see photos for details.