Original Tokuriki (1902 - 1999) Japanese Woodblock Print
Fall: The Moon Viewed at Shinobazu Pond
Series; Four Seasons of Tokyo
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.
Fall: The Moon Viewed at Shinobazu Pond - Charming view of Shinobazu Pond framed by the graceful branches of a willow tree. A building rises at left, with a small arched bridge leading over the water. A full moon glows softly in the evening sky above the rippling water. Beautifully colored. Published by Unsodo with publisher's seal in right margin.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 7 1/2" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details.