Okuyama, Gijin (1934 - Present)


Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: c. 1950s
Size (H x W): 19 x 9.5 (inches)
Seals: Gijin
Signature: Okuyama Yoshito (left margin), Yoshito Okuyama (bottom margin)
Condition: Very good color and impression, light mat mark on margins.


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.