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Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
by Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-)

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Artist: Kotozuka Eiichi (1906-) 琴塚英一
Title: Kiyomizu-Dera Temple
Series: 12 Woodblock Prints of Kansai Area 京阪神奈良風物版画集
Date 1st edition?1950 (in the decade of)
Date of this artwork?<=1957 (may not be accurate)
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Postcard
Format (this edition): Postcard
DB artwork code: 43429
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:

In 1957, my aunt, a grade school teacher, traveled to Japan. She brought back many items that I inherited after she passed away. I’ve had these items for over 20 years, and it’s time I pass them along to someone who can appreciate them as much as I have over the years. Be sure to check out the other Japanese auctions posted this week. Remember that all of these items are from 1957 or earlier.

Up for sale is a superb collection of wood block prints engraved and produced by Uchida Wood Block Printer in Kyoto, Japan. The prints are housed in a hard-cover, fold-out book. Each (sparkled) framed print measures 9” x 7”. The size of each individual print, mounted on its 9” x 7” backing is 6 ¾” x 5”. Originally the set held twelve prints, but only ten remain. I'm not sure how these prints were created, but my guess would be from either layering different blocks, or by hand-painting the original outline print. Whatever the process, they are excellent.

Artist Bio: KOTOZUKA, EIICHI was born in Osaka in 1906. He studied at the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting and in the late 1940s was one of the four artists who founded a co-operative publishing company called Koryokusha in an effort to gain an artistic expression free of the major houses. Tokuriki, Tobei and Tasaburo were the other three involved. He has created quite a number of woodblocks covering unique scenes of Japanese tradition, flowers, landscapes and wildlife. He was a member of the Seiryusha Group of Liberal Artists and Died in 1979.

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