TOKURIKI -- "Kasuga Shrine"

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Artist TOKURIKI, Tomikichiro
Title "Kasuga Shrine"
Date 1940 (pre-1957 printing)
Provenance Private placement. Consigned by family of Air Force serviceman John Kinney stationed in Tokyo 1946-57.
Series "Famous, Sacred and Historical Places"
("Seichi Shiseki Meisho")
Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 10 3/8 x 15
("dai-oban," large oban)
Impression Very Fine. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to sky and water area; "gauffrage" to rooftop, lanterns, and moon/clouds; nicely detailed carving.
Condition Excellent. Deep, rich colors. Clean front and verso.
(Slight toning.)
Found still "top-tipped" to original backing.
Reference/Illus na
Comments Delightful scene of nightime lanterns in front of Kasuga Shrine. Early printing.
Item # BK-78
Price Special Pricing $200 (Sold/KM)
(Reg $250)