Takeji Asano Woodblock Print Higashi Honganji Temple


Higashi-Honganji Temple in Kyoto with devotees arriving in the rain

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Takeji Asano Woodblock Print Higashi Honganji Temple

A beautifully detailed and signed woodblock print of Higashi-Honganji Temple in Kyoto.  Devotees arrive carrying “Janome gasa” traditional coarse oil paper umbrellas to fend off the rain.   Today there are over 5 million members who practice the teachings of Amida Buddha.

A Genuine Signed Unsodo Woodblock Print on traditional Japanese Washi Paper.  The margin on the left bears the Japanese title and the English title is on the bottom.   The Publishers seal of Unsodo and the Printers seal “Shimni” and Carvers  “Okura” seal are in the margins.  Artists seal is also in the margins.   When held to the light the watermark can easily be identified.

The print size is Large Oban and the Sheet Dimensions are 40 cm  x 27.5 cm

Shipping is via Australia Post with tracking and is approximately 8 business days to most international locations.

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 one of his early teachers.  Asano also designed landscape woodblock prints for Unsodo publishing house.

Asano as well as 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”.

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