TOKURIKI -- "Evening at Kamo River" (Kyoto) (#5)

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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 na
Image Size 9 1/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Nicely executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" to illuminated "shoji-screen" windows; detailed carving. "Semi-sosaku hanga" style.
Condition Very Good+++. (Very faint presentation folder mat-line to right/left outer margins; light toning; imperceptable 1/2-inch break, archivally repaired, few surface scratches.) No prior mounts.
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 RARELY seen print (try to find this print elsewhere).
Item # EG-340
Price $750 (Sold/HS)