Tsuchiya Koitsu, "Village Near Futamigaura"
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This very rare woodblock print by Tsuchiya Koitsu shows a village and Shinto shrine perched on the shores near the famed Meoto Iwa (Couple Stones) at Futamigaura on Kyushu. Long a symbol of marriage, the stones are joined together by ropes made of rice straw and is important symbol of Shinto Japan. A marvelous design amplified by the extensive use of bokashi throughout.
Size: Oban (approx. 10” x 15”)
Edition: Printed c. 1950s (Harada/Yokoi seals)
Publisher: Doi Hangaten
Condition: Fine/excellent color and condition
Frame Shown: 16" x 24", Classic Wood, Clear Walnut
Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) was a student of Kobayashi Kiyochika whose landscape prints are widely regarded and coveted by collectors today.