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[Japan: Kyoto in Woodblock Prints]. Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Japanese Woodblock Prints, "Twelve Months of Kyoto," by Tomikichiro Tokuriki
Kyoto: Uchida Woodblock Printing Co., LTD, ca 1950. Portfolio containing 12 woodblock prints measuring approximately 11.5 inches by 10 inches which are tipped along the right edge to light card stock. Each print is matted (as issued) with thin paper. The prints are titled in Japanese & include the artists' seal in the block. The folding portfolio (decorated paper over flexible boards with a printed label) includes a list of the prints & publishing information in English. The portfolio is lightly rubbed & worn along the folds & has the remnants of a label on the lower cover. The matting is age-tanned & a bit wrinkled, the prints are Fine. Includes: 1. January: Snow Scene at the Byodoin Temple at Uji. 2. February: The annual festival of the Fushimi Inari. 3. March: Plum blossoms at the Kitano Shrine. 4. April: Arashiyama Park, a famous scenic resort. 5. May: The pagoda of Yasaka Shrine. 6. June: Rainy scene of the "Sen-ke," Japanese tea ceremony founder's house. 7. July: Gorgeous procession of "Yama-hoko" or the floats at the Gion Festival. 8. August: The Bonfire festival of the Daimonji Hill viewed from the Sanjo Bridge. 9. September: The old Imperial Palace. 10. October: The full-moon night at the gate of the Chion-in Monastery. 11. November: The Willow tree at the gate of Shimabara. 12. December: Snow scene at the Golden Pavilion. "I'd rather do nothing but creative prints, but after all, I sell maybe ten of them against two hundred for a publisher-artisan print." ~Tomikichiro Tokuriki
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