TOKURIKI -- "Evening at Kamo River" (Kyoto) (#2)

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Artist TOKURIKI, Tomikichiro
Title "Evening at Kamo River" (Kyoto)
(given name)
("Kamo-gawa no Yoi")
Date ca1950 (vintage print, likely 1950's)
Series na
Publisher Self-published.
Seal, Carver/Printer "Pencil-signed" by artist.
Image Size 9 1/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to illuminated "shoji-screen" windows; nicely detailed carving. "Watermarked" upper/right corner. "Semi-sosaku hanga" style.
Condition Very Good to Nearly Excellent. Very clean front and verso. (Slight toning; drying clip-mark upper/right margin; few surface scratches.)
Reference/Illus na
Comments Arguably Tokuriki's finest nighttime image. A beautifully tree-silhouetted image of teahouses seen across Kyoto's famous Kamogawa River. Strikingly reminiscent of Konen Uehara's famous 1928 print, "Night Scene at Dotonbori, Osaka" (see "New Wave" pg 103).
Compare Tokuriki's "Kamogawa" image to Uehara's 1928 "Dotonbori" image.
A VERY RARELY seen print (try to find this print elsewhere).
Item # DG-694
Price $650 (Sold/FE)