Takeji Asano Woodblock Moonlight In Yasaka Pagoda
A shin-hanga print by Asano of a starry night in a moonlit sky depicting the Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto in a different perspective.
A night view of the Yasaka Pagoda in Kyoto a starry sky on a moonlit night with a local village in the background. A beautifully defined shin-hanga print with fine gauffrage.
Originally printed in 1951 this later edition bears the Japanese title on the left margin and the English title on the bottom. The Publishers seal of Unsodo is also in the left margin.
The print size is Large Oban and the approximate Sheet Dimensions are 41 cm x 28 cm and print dimensions are 36.5 cm x 24 cm. The print is in excellent condition and has not been used or hung.
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Takeji Asano 1900 – 1999
In 1919 Asano graduated from Kyoto School of Fine Arts and Crafts as well as the Kyoto Specialist School of Painting in 1923. Tsuchida Bakusen Artist and Printmaker was also one of his early teachers. Asano also designed landscape woodblock prints for Unsodo publishing house.
Asano and other artists such as Asada and Tokuriki contributed several designs to a series of prints in 1930. The series was titled “Creative Prints of Twelve Months in new Kyoto”.
In 1947 Asano also designed and carved a series of landscape prints titled “Noted Views in the Kyoto-Osaka Area”.