#JP2376
Tokuriki, Tomikichiro (1902-2000)

Cricket on a White Hibiscus

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#JP2376
Tokuriki, Tomikichiro (1902-2000)
Cricket on a White Hibiscus
Medium:
Woodblock Print
Date:
c. 1980
Size:
11" x 12"
Signature:
Signed in pencil T. Tokuriki
Condition:
Very good color, impression and state, yellow mica ground
$600.00

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About the art

This stunning print features a full yellow mica ground, onto which is printed the plush form of the blossoming hibiscus, with a small green cricket perched along the stem. Tokuriki was one of the founding members of Japan's modern print movement. He graduated from the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting in 1924. After World War II, he established Matsukyu Publishing Company to produce and distribute his own prints and other shin and sosaku hanga. Tokuriki has been a major impetus behind Japan's contmeporary print movement.  He was the offical artist of the Honganji Temple, and his work has been commissioned for various temples throughout Japan, including the famous shrines at Ise.

 

About the artist

Tomikichiro Tokuriki 徳力富吉郎 was one of the early founders of the modern woodblock print movement. 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 the 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 and Sosaku Hanga pieces. Tokuriki has been a major impetus behind 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.

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