Artwork Details for Tokuriki, Tomikichiro "Usa Jingu Shrine, Kyushu"


Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - Usa Jingu Shrine, Kyushu

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Usa Jingu Shrine, Kyushu
by Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎

Artist:Tokuriki, Tomikichiro - 徳力富吉郎
Title:Usa Jingu Shrine, Kyushu
Series:Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks - 聖地史蹟名勝
Date:1941, September (this item: First edition)
Publisher:Uchida Bijutsu Shoten - 内田
Medium:Woodblock - 木版画
Format:Oban - 大判, 41.5 x 28.7cm (sheet size)
Condition:Very good condition. Full margins; No creases, folds, stains or foxing. Embossing. Slight natural age toning in margins and three tiny margin edge tears.
Price: Sold
Artwork Code:8711-Tokuriki_Tomikichiro
Notes:Print title and Artist's signature in upper right of image area. Series title, artist and publisher seals in right margin.


To the north of Beppu (in Kyushu) lies the shrine city of Usa. The bright-orange shrine building are decorated with carvings; the style of the buildings is of the Heian era (794-1192) but the shrine was founded earlier (725). The hill on which the shrine is build is an old burial mound.
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Artist Biography:
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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