TOKURIKI -- "Spring Evening at Kamo River" (Kyoto) (#121/200)

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Artist TOKURIKI, Tomikichiro
Title "Spring Evening at Kamo River"(Kyoto)
("Kamo-gawa Haru no Yoi")
Date 1955
(Limited Edition #121/200)
Series na
Publisher Self-published.
Seal, Carver/Printer Brush-signed (black ink) upper/right by Artist,
Pencil-numbered and pencil-titled (right margin) 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; detailed carving. "Semi-sosaku hanga" style.
Condition Excellent. (No flaws noted.) 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-680
Price $1,100 (Sold/DK)