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This print depicts the beautiful, ornate entrance to the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko. Visitors to the shrine stroll under the arch and massive trees rise on the temple grounds beyond.  This print was originally introduced in 1940, and bears the date Showa 15, which is 1940, and was likely produced c1940s, well within the lifetime of Yoshida.  It has beautiful 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.      P8084    $395.00

Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995) 'Okaramon'

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