Original Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870 - 1949) Japanese Woodblock Print
Rain at Asakusa Kannon Temple, 1933
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 view of Asakusa Kannon Temple on a rainy day. A woman with an umbrella walks across the grounds, reflections shimmering in the water on the pavement. Beautiful color and detail in the elegant tile roofed building, with fine bokashi shading in the sky.
- Koitsu, with red artist's seal "shin" (true)
- Doi, later edition from original blocks
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.