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Owl

Owl
by Tokuriki Tomikichiro

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Artist: Tokuriki Tomikichiro 徳力富吉郎
Title: Owl
Series: 
Date 1st edition?circa 1960-1980
Publisher 1st edition?Matsukyu まつ九
Publisher (this edition)?Matsukyu まつ九
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33312
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Tomikichiro Tokuriki designed woodblock prints for two distinct genre: shin hanga and sosaku hanga. Shin hanga are very representative and tend to deal with traditional Japanese settings and costumes whereas sosaku hanga are more impressionistic making no pretense of photorealism.

This print of an owl, one of a number that I recently acquired, is more in the spirit of sosaku hanga. It is simple but not austere. Like most of Tokuriki's sosaku it has an element of playfulness. One interesting feature - Tokuriki signed this print twice - once at the bottom and once once on the branch to the left of the owl. The image measures 13.25"x9" (approx.)

The only condition issue is printer ink in the margins - mostly the left. Other than that it is in excellent condition.

Artist Bio: TOKURIKI TOMIKICHIRO(1902 - 1999) - Tokuriki was born and raised in Kyotoand was influenced by the local art scene from childhood. He stayed in Kyotofor his entire career and was a leader of the Kyoto Sosaku Hanga. He graduated from the KyotoCity School of Fine Arts and Crafts and after that from the KyotoCity Specialist School of Painting. While he began his career in the painting field, he found his true calling in the woodblock print field and was enthusiastic about the reemergence of woodblock prints in 20th century Japanese art. He was influential in the development of new artists later in his career and set up his own publishing company called Matsukyu.

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