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Tokuriki Shin Hanga Woodblock Fushimi Inari

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1960: Item # 184813

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Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999)is best known for his shin hanga woodblock. This image of the "Annual Festival of the Fushimi Inari" is from the month series "Twelve Months of Kyoto" (Kyô-meishô jûnikagetsu), Published 1945 by Uchida in Kyoto. This is an original February 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.

Wonderful use of color in this print. 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.