Tsuchiya Koitsu Japanese Woodblock Prints

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Evening Glow at Lake Sai 1938, later edition
15 3/4 by 10 1/4 inches
KOI1 $395
Shinobazu Pond in Eueno by Koitsu Tsuchiya 1939, print circa 1960-70
11 3/4 by 17 inches
SHN315 $475
Ueno Park, a Maiko walking 1930
11 1/8 by 17.3 inches
KOI2 $
Numazu, one of Tokaido's 53 Stations, 1940
11 1/8 by 17 inches, printing circa 1980
KOI3 $
Ukimi-do Temple at Katada, Lake Biwa on a snowy day, 1934
10 1/4 by 15 5/8 inches
KOI4 $
Akashi Beach 1934, printed 1945-60
10 1/4 by 15 3/8 inches
KOI5 $
Sunset at Tomonotsu, Island Sea, 1940
10 3/8 by 15 2/3 inches
KOI6 $

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Tsuchiya Koitsu Japanese Woodblock Prints

Tsuchiya Koitsu (1879-1949) was a master of the Shin Hanga movement, though his first prints were of the Sino Japanese war. Born in rural Japan, he started an apprentice as a wood block carver at the age of 15. He came the attention of the ukiyo-e master Kobayashi Kiyochika in whose house he lived and studied for 19 years.

In 1931 he met the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo who was spear-heading the new Shin Hanga movement, focused on natural beauty, light, landscapes, people, birds & flowers. The Western Impressionist movement was influential in this new style of Japanese prints.

Koitsu was inspired by the new direction and began to create hauntingly beautiful scenes of Japan bathed in moonlight, sunsets and the changing seasons.

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