Teruhide Kato Woodblock Print HanaGasa Roji
Kato’s HanaGasa Roji depicts one of the many alleyways in Kyoto’s Gion district with a traditional oilpaper umbrella left to dry outside symbolising the onset of the rainy season.
In excellent condition. Unmounted and unframed. Hand printed on washi, traditional Japanese paper, with ink bleed through to the reverse. Originally published in 1989 this is a later edition from the original blocks.
Red Artist Seal of Kato and the Publisher Unsodo on the lower right.
Approximate Dimensions of Print Height 32 cm Width 13 cm
Approximate Dimensions of Sheet Height 39 cm Width 17.5 cm
ARTIST: TERUHIDE KATO
Born in 1936 Kato studied at Kyoto Art College and enjoyed a successful career as a Kimono Designer in the 1960s and 1970s.
Kato achieved his long held dream of being a woodblock print artist at the age of 50. He is best known for his alley series and other contemporary shin-hanga woodblock prints of his native town Kyoto.