Inagaki, Toshijiro (1902 - 1963)

Blue Village

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1960
Size (H x W): 12.25 x 16.5 (inches)
Publisher: Mikumo Mokuhansha
Seals: Toshi (artist), Mikumo (publisher)
Edition: 194/300
Signature: Mikumo (publisher), Ningen kokuho Inagaki Toshijiro sensei saku (embossed on right edge)
Condition: Very good color, impression, and state.


About the artist

Toshijiro Inagaki was a renowned katazome (stencil dying) textile artist active during the first half of the 20th century. He graduated from the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts in 1922 and began working as a stencil designer for kimono fabric. In 1962, designated as a Living National Treasure accomplished career katazome (stencil dying) artist. In the 1950s Inagaki explored the woodblock print medium, painting different inks onto a single block. The prints were published by the Kyoto-based Mikumo Mokuhansha. Inagaki became a professor at Kyoto Municipal Fine Arts College in 1958, where he held several different positions over the years.