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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1950: Item # 184809

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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblock. This image of a "Snow Scene at the Byodoin Temple at Uji" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), Published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is the original January print from the album. It is still tipped into the original folder. Image area about 10" x 11.75". Very good condition with no damage.

This image shows his mastery of the subtle color change in the sky. His darker sky is at the lower sky instead of the usual top. I'll be listing the entire series of 12.

------Note. Tokuriki was the 13th generation in a family of Kyoto artists. Kyoto was the old capital and always had a flourishing art tradition and of course lively circles of woodblock print artists. The Shin Hanga movement was a revitalization of ancient woodblock practices in a modern context. There was also a parallel Sosoku hanga creative movement in which the artist carved the woodblock and printed the pictures himself. Tokuriki was accomplished in both.