'Kurodani Garden In Kyoto, in Spring'

This woodblock print depicts a beautiful landscape of the 'secret' gardens at the Konkai-Komyoji Temple at Kurodani Garden in Kyoto. It presents a gorgeous garden in spring, which is rich and lush in green tones, really beautiful with a walking bridge, and fishes in the waters below. It is signed in Japanese and English in the block, which was Ohno's typical signature in the 1940s-50s. It bears his red seals, which translate to 'Bakufu' and 'Shinagawa', respectively. This woodblock was published by Kyoyo Hanga-in Publishers in 1951.  It is in very good condition, with trimmed margins, which was a common practice for prints in Japan as the Japanese did not favor the margins, which was the equivalent of a price tag or store catalog notation to them, so they trimmed them from view. This print is matted in black and it is framed in a simple black frame, which measures 15" x 19", and the woodblock sight size measures 10.5" x 15".   I apologize for the glare in some of the photos, which is difficult to eliminate, and is simply light reflecting off the glass.     P40034                        $595.00

akufu Ohno was born in Tokyo. He moved to Kansai after the great Kanto earthquake in 1923. He exhibited oil paintings at Teiten in 1929. Ohno produced many landscape, garden and flower and fish prints, which were published by Kyoto Hanga-in; blocks were carved by Matsuda and Kikuda, printed by Shinagawa, Nagae, Uchida and Ohno (self-published).

Bakufu Ohno (1888-1976) 'Kurodani Garden In Kyoto, in Spring'


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