Tokuriki, Tomikichiro (1902 - 2000)

Cats and Butterfly

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1967
Size (H x W): 16.5 x 21.5 (inches)
Edition: 131/200
Signature: T. Tokuriki in pencil
Condition: Very good color and impression faint soiling and wear on margins, embellished with metallic gold ground.


About the artist

Tomikichiro Tokuriki was a modern Japanese woodblock printmaker. He represented the 12th generation of a Kyoto artisan family designated as the official Kyoto print artists for the famous Honganji Temple. He graduated from Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting in 1924. After World War II, he established the Matsukyu Publishing Company to produce and distribute his own prints and other Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga pieces. Tomikichiro Tokuriki was an influential figure in Japan's contemporary print movement. He was the official artist of the Honganji Temple, and his work has been commissioned for various temples throughout Japan, including the famous shrines at Ise. His prints are in the permanent collections of the Museum Fine Arts Boston and the Museum of Modern Art New York.