Original Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995) Japanese Woodblock Print
Akiba Shrine, 1951
Toshi Yoshida - Toshi Yoshida was the son of Hiroshi Yoshida, one of the most famous woodblock print artists of the twentieth century. He followed the family tradition and centuries-old Japanese craft of woodblock printmaking, adopting and developing his signature style. His close relationship with his father was instrumental in the pursuit of his art. Together, father and son traveled Japan and the globe, examining and sketching the people and places around them.
Although Yoshida's prints span a wide range of subjects, he is most well known for his lovely portrayals of everyday life in Japan and the beautiful countryside. His works often include the human element, adding a sense of scale and a personal quality to his remarkable landscapes. Softly colored and masterfully composed, Toshi Yoshida's evocative woodblock prints capture the beauty of Japan in his own unique style.
Comments - Beautiful view of Akiba Shrine with a stone torii gate nestled in the woods beneath towering trees. The ocean can be seen through the branches in the distance. A mother and child and a couple make their way towards the shrine, the figures dwarfed by the majestic trees. A lovely design.
- Toshi Yoshida in pencil in bottom margin
- Akiba Shrine in pencil in bottom margin
- Self-published, lifetime edition
Artist - Toshi Yoshida (1911 - 1995)
Image Size - 14 5/8" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Small faint seal on reverse at corner. Please see photos for details. Excellent overall.