JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY TAKEJI ASANO. TWILIGHT IN THE VILLAGE, NARA. SIGNATURE: Takeji in Lower Right of Scene. FIRST PUBLISHED: 1953 ATTRIBUTES: Title in Japanese in the left margin and in English in the bottom margin. Gei Water Mark Visible when held to Light. Unsodo Publishers Seal, Printers Seal and Carvers Seal in Right Margin. The Kento Cut in the Bottom left Corner of the Washi Made in the Printing Process is Added Proof of a Genuine Unsodo Origin. SIZE 40cm x 27cm (15.5 inches x 10.6 inches). Printed from the original carved woodblocks. TAKEJI ASANO was born in Kyoto in 1900 and lived to 1999. He began a study of art in his youth. In 1919 he graduated from the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts and then from the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting in 1923. Among his Early Teachers was the artist and printmaker Tsuchida Bakusen and Asano helped to organize the Kyoto Creative Print Society (Kyoto Sosaku-Hanga Kyoka) in 1929. In 1930, Takeji Asano along with some other members of the Creative Print Society contributed several designs to a series of prints titled Creative Prints of Twelve Months in new Kyoto (Sosaku-hanga shin Kyoto junikagetsu). Which were published by Uchida. He expanded his skills in print design as well as learning the skills of carving and printing which enabled him to create some self-carved and self-printed series of landscape prints. His main fame came in the 1950s and many of his works have been published by Unsodo. The item “JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT TAKEJI ASANO TWILIGHT IN THE VILLAGE, NARA” is in sale since Friday, August 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Other Asian”. The seller is “djoshitoshi” and is located in Woombah, NSW. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Colour: GREEN, BLUE
- Material: Hand Made Washi
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Originating Region: Japan