'Kikuzaka Street'

This charming scene depicts two women in traditional kimono strolling along Kikuzaka Street. The women chat as they pass a curtained doorway into a courtyard with a large pine tree. Behind them, a dog plays about the feet of a man stopping to speak with a woman, his child reaching eagerly for her.  This print was originally introduced in 1939.  This edition dates to the 1940s, in the lifetime of Yoshida.  It has beautiful soft color and detail in this attractive design.  It bears its title seal, and Toshi's name in Japanese, and his name and the print's title in western script in the bottom margin.  This print measures 10" x 7.5", and the wood frame measures 15.25" x 12.25".   It is in fine condition.  Born in Tokyo, Toshi Yoshida was the eldest son of Hiroshi Yoshida the renowned shin hanga master. Under his father's influence, Toshi began to learn painting at age 3 and woodblock printing at age 13. In 1929 he traveled with his father to India and Southeast Asia making sketches for future prints.  In 1936 Toshi journeyed to China and Korea, and in 1952-53 he visited the US and Europe where he exhibited works and lectured about woodblock prints.   P8089    $395.00

Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) 'Kikuzaka Street'

$395.00Price