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Okuyama, Gijin (1934 - Present)

Rinnoji Temple, Sendai

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1970
Size (H x W): 18 x 8.5 (inches)
Seals: Gijin
Signature: Gijin Okuyama
Condition: Very good impression and state


About the artist

Born in Tokyo, Gijin Okuyama’s prints focus on landscapes and daily activities of the everyman. Son of printmaker Gihachiro Okuyama, Gijin Okuyama studied woodblock technique under both his father and Sakakura Seijiro at Nihon Hanga Kenkyusho, the publishing firm founded by Gihachiro in 1946. After the company closed, a new studio opened in Matsudo in 1954, where Gijin served as both carver and studio manager by 1973.