'Birdhouse under Cherry Blossoms'
This surimono (small format) woodblock print depicts a cheerful springtime scene of a birdhouse poised at the edge of a river, with a ferryman poling his boat, all under a gorgeous canopy of cherry blossoms. It was published c1930 by the publisher Takemura Hideo, and bears the 'Fukutaro' seal. Fukutaro was born December 9,1891. In 1910 he entered the private school of Kiyoteru Kuroda, and later became a member of the Hakuba Association, an art colony of younger Japanese artists. Much of his body of work is in watercolors. Terauchi was a prolific artist, producing work into the early 1960s.
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