This woodblock print depcts the. Sengakuji temple at night. And was first published in 1933 by Doi publishing house. Takanawa Sengakuji is a small temple near Shinagawa Station in Tokyo. The temple is famous for its graveyard where the “47 Ronin” (also known as Akoroshi, the “masterless samurai from Ako”) are buried. The story of the 47 loyal ronin remains one of the most popular historical stories in Japan, and many people visit the temple in order to pay respect to the Akoroshi by burning incense sticks (senko) in the graveyard. A small museum commemorating the 47 ronin can also be found at Sengakuji. On washi paper is signed with the Koitsu seal on the block and has no additional seals, indicating that it is likely a later 1950s edition by Doi Publishing. There is a price seal from 1950s on the back of the envelope. The print is in Horizontal Oban format with Image Size: 14.5″ x 10″. The print is attached to its original folder. Both paper and folder are old but appear in excellent condition. The print has full margins with sharp registry. There are no tears or repairs. Please review the pictures. Koitsu lived with Kiyochika for 19 years and was considered a member of Kiyochika’s family. He only became an internationally-known artist after his meeting with Watanabe Shozaburo, the founder of the Shin Hanga print movement, at an exhibition of Kiyochika’s works in 1931. In 1932, he started to produce landscape prints in the Shin Hanga style for Watanabe. Koitsu Tsuchiya became a leading Shin Hanga artist along with Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Shiro Kasamatsu. The Shin Hanga woodblock prints of Tsuchiya Koitsu are notable for their dramatic use of light and shadow. He later designed prints for various publishers including Doi, Kawaguchi, Baba Nobuhiko, and Takemura. The item “Koitsu Tsuchiya JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT Takanawa Sengakuji Temple Tokyo Views” is in sale since Thursday, April 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Prints”. The seller is “woodblocks” and is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Type: Painting, Scroll & Print
- Primary Material: Paper
- Age: 1900-1940
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original