Preparatory drawing for Woodblock prints
On this page you will find obviously rare one-of-a-kind watercolours that were used as base sketches (shita-e, gen-ga) for many well-known woodblock prints. The artists include Ito Nisaburo, Kamei Tobei, Kotozuka Eiichi, Tsuchiya Koitsu, Tokuriki Tomikichiro, and Inuzuka Taisui

Preparatory drawing for Woodblock prints

Artist: Asada, Benji
Title: The Pagoda of Ninnaji Temple
Date: 1950s

Artist: Bakufu, Ohno (1888-1976)
Title: Bamboo Grove
Date: 1949 circa

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Ninnaji Temple Gate in Snow
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Chinese Bell Flowers
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Ryoanji Temple Rock Garden
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Ryoanji Temple Rock Garden
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Murin-An, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Daisen-In Temple, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Garden of Saihoji Temple, Kyoto
Series: Famous Gardens in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Chushojima
Series: Famous Places in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Nigastudo Temple
Series: Famous Places in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: The Path to Ginkakuji Temple
Series: Famous Places in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Ito, Nisaburo
Title: Nishi Honganji Temple
Series: Famous Places in Kyoto
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kamei, Tobei (1901-1977)
Title: Daimonji Festival
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kamei, Tobei (1901-1977)
Title: Uzumasa Ox Festival
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kamei, Tobei (1901-1977)
Title: Kinkakuji Temple
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kamei, Tobei (1901-1977)
Title: Pagoda in Snow
Date: 1950s

Artist: Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) [Tsuchiya Koitsu]
Title: Camellia
Date: 1930s

Artist: Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) [Tsuchiya Koitsu]
Title: Narcissus
Date: 1930s

Artist: Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) [Tsuchiya Koitsu]
Title: Cyclamen
Date: 1930s

Artist: Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) [Tsuchiya Koitsu]
Title: Tulips
Date: 1930s

Artist: Koitsu, Tsuchiya (1870-1949) [Tsuchiya Koitsu]
Title: Chrysanthemum
Date: 1930s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Bamboo Grove Under a Crescent Moon
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Bell Tower on a Quiet Night
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Temple in Snow
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Night Rain in Rakuhoku (Kyoto)
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Blue Iris
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Cryptomerias Trees in Nikko
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Cherry Blossoms
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Kyokochi Pond (Kinkakuji Temple)
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Kofukuji Temple Pagoda
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Ikaruga in Autumn
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: Yakushi Temple and the Vicinity
Date: 1950s

Artist: Kotozuka, Eiichi (1906-)
Title: The Sambutsudo Temple in Spring
Series: The Four Seasons of Nikko
Date: 1950s

Artist: Taisui, Inuzuka (act. 1920s)
Title: Butterfly and Hydrangea
Date: 1930s

Artist: Taisui, Inuzuka (act. 1920s)
Title: Amaranthus
Date: 1930s

Artist: Taisui, Inuzuka (act. 1920s)
Title: Dahlias
Date: 1930s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Mt Fuji and Torii in Spring
Date: 1939

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Moonlight at Gokoku Shrine in Kyoto
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Tonomine Tanzan Shrine
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Yoshino Shrine
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Treasure Ship
Date: 1940s/50s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: The Famous Spot of Fallen Fuji
Date: 1939

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Ox festival at Koryu-ji Temple in Uzumasa
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Heian Jingu Shrine
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Fushimi Inari Shrine Hatsu-uma Festival
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Oharame
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Rain at Uji Byodoin Temple
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: The Moon at Yasaka Pagoda
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Clearing Snow at Kinkakuji
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Table of Contents
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kiyomizu Temple at Shin-Takao
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Bamboo Cutting Festival at Kurama
Series: 12 Aspects of the Capital Kyoto
Date: 1950s/60s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Huga Miyazaki Jingu Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kishu Nichizengu Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Usa Jingu Shrine, Kyushu
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Yoshino Nyu Kawakami Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kirishima Jingu Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Izumo Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Matsue Castle
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Aki Miyajima
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Fukuhara Shrine in Yamato
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Aishu Kamakuragu Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Sesshu Sumiyoshitaisha Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Udo Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Mt Koya in Kishu Province
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Nara Kasuga Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Ako, Banshu Province
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Yamato Yoshinoyama
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kyoto Kinkakuji Temple
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1940s

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Hyogo Minatogawa Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kasagiyama
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Hiroshima Daihonei
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Chikuzen Hakosakigu Shrine
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine in Chikushi
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Osaka Castle
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Kanshin-Ji Temple
Series: Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks
Date: 1941, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Mt Fuji from the Koshu Road
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939


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