Tomikichiro Tokuriki, "FIreflies at Uji River"
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The Uji River just outside of Kyoto center to the south is known to be a place where fireflies gather in the evening. Locals often come to view the fireflies fly frenetically as if in battle. A striking design showing fireflies and the town's lights and contrasting with the dark blue evening sky.
Series: 15 Views of Kyoto
Date: c. 1939
Size: Shikishiban (approx. 11" x 10")
Publisher: Uchida Bijutsu Shoten
Condition: Excellent color and condition
Suggested Mat/Frame Size: 16" x 20" (not shown)
Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999) created his 36 Views of Mount Fuji from 1939-1940, which is now considered his masterpiece series of woodblock prints. The prints are an homage to Katsushika Hokusai’s series, 100 years before Tokuriki’s time.