Asano, Takeji
Takeji Asano was born in Kyoto in 1900 and underwent a long and intensive art training - first at the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts, from which he graduated in 1919, and later at the Kyoto City specialist School of Painting, with graduation in 1923. One of his teachers was Tsuchida Bakusen.

In 1930 Asano participated in the series 'Sosaku Hanga Shin Kyoto Junikagetsu' (Creative Prints of Twelve Months in New Kyoto). Other contributing artists were Tokuriki Tomikichiro and Asada Benji. Further landscape prints followed in the 1930s.

After the war in 1947, Asano created the series 'Kinki Meisho Fukei' ('Famous Places in Kinki' - the Kyoto-Osaka area). This series was self-carved and self-printed by the artist with a high technical level. In the 1950s Asano created many works that were published by Unsodo. In 1954, he produced the series 'Kinki Hakkei' (Eight Views of Kinki), and in 1956 he produced the series 'Tokyo Meisho' (Famous Places in Tokyo). All prints were self-carved and self-printed (see both series below).

Asano died at the age of 99 in 1999.

First Edition prints

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Lake Shojin
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Rice-Cake Making
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Lesson In Japanese Dancing
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Rice Transplantation
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Sarusawa Pond
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Sarusawa Pond
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Saururus Chinensis and Hypericum Patulum
Date: 1930s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Night Scene of Kitano Shrine
Date: 1952

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Tojinbo
Date: 1949

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Big Buddha Of Todaiji Temple
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Big Buddha Of Todaiji Temple
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Night Scene of Kitano Shrine
Date: 1952

Later Edition prints

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Twilight In The Village, Nara
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Drizzling Rain In Ukimido
Date: 1950s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Moon Light In Yasaka Pagoda
Date: 1952

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Night Scene of Kitano Shrine
Date: 1952

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Rain At Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Twilight In The Village, Nara
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Rain In Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto
Date: 1953

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Spring in Daigoji Temple
Date: 1951

Views of Wakayama

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Dorokyo; Nachi Waterfall; Kouyasan Nemoto Big Pagoda; Shirahama Onsen; Wakanoura; Kinomatsushima;
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Wakanoura
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Wakanoura
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Shirahama Onsen
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Shirahama Onsen
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Nachi Waterfall
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Kinomastushima
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Kinomastushima
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Dorokyo Gorge
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s

Artist: Asano, Takeji
Title: Dorokyo Gorge
Series: Views of Wakayama
Date: 1940s


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