'Irozaki - Afternoon'
This woodblock print depicts Irozaki, literally "stone corridor cape," with Oshima Island in the distance, a famous spot near the tip of the Izu peninsula. It looks so much like the Big Sur coast. This print was produced in 1961, it is titled and signed in the margins. The print measures 14.25" x 10.5", and it is framed, measuring 17.5" x 14". Toshi was born in Tokyo to a family of artists. His father, Hiroshi Yoshida, educated him in art and fostered his interest in landscapes and animals. Despite the influence of Hiroshi, Toshi's style is distinct in its daring color schemes and composition. The subject matter of Toshi’s work was largely draws upon his travels, which went as far afield as Antarctica. PS007/46713