Artist: Takeji ASANOTitle: "Snow in Iwashimizu-Hachiman Shrine, Kyoto" ("Iwashimizu Hachimangu Yuki")Date: ca1953; very early Second Edition ("sold out") on "Old Paper." Circa 1960's.Publisher: Unsodo ("gei watermark" lower left margin corner)Seal, Carver/Printer: Okura/ShinmiMedium: Japanese Woodblock PrintImage Size: 9 3/8 x 14 1/4Impression: Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; crisp "key-lines."Condition: Excellent. Very slight "age" toning; strong colors.
Asano Takeji (1900-1999) was a Japanese artist who worked in both the shin hanga (new prints) and sosaku hanga (creative prints) styles. He attended the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts in 1919 and the Kyoto Municipal College of Painting where he graduated in 1923. He was one of the forming members of the Kyoto Creative Print Society in 1929.
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