Artist: Tsuchiya KoitsuFour Small Tsuchiya Koitsu Woodblock Prints Titles: Kiyomizu Temple / Kintai Bridge in Iwaki / Kawaguchi Lake / Arashiyama Date: 1930s - Mid-Century.Size: Approximately 3.5 x 2.25 inches.Publisher: Shobido Tanaka.Koitsu catalog nos. TK-SB-50, TK-SB-51, TK-SB-52, TK-SB-53.These woodblock prints are tipped at the top edge to the covers of blank bridge tallies.Medium: Japanese woodblock print.Condition: Excellent.
Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) became a pupil of Kiyochika Kobayashi at the age of 15. He stayed in his master's home for 19 years. His early print works were war prints of the Sino-Japanese war. Afterwards Koitsu Tsuchiya made mainly Shin Hanga landscape prints. The artist is a leading exponent of the shin hanga movement.
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