神森 (Sacred Grove)

Designer: Toshi Yoshida | Publisher: Yoshida | Date: 1941 | Item from our partner Shinkichi Numabe

Paper size: 23.9cm by 17.1cm | Enlargement | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: $ 195.00£ 149.00€ 170.00 [Reprinting]

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Description: Toshi Yoshida was a prolific artist who left behind a vast catalogue of images when he passed away in 1995. His family has continued to have his designs re-printed posthumously, so the signature you see in the corner is not a hand-drawn signature by the artist, but was instead printed by the printer. The prints here at Mokuhankan are recent re-printings by our partner Numabe Shinkichi, using the original blocks (You can click his name above for a little more information about him.)

Up until his father passed away in 1950, Toshi Yoshida mainly followed in his father’s footsteps by creating landscapes around Japan in the shin-hanga style. These are the prints he is most famous for, but he later experimented with many different subjects and styles. We hope you will enjoy the interesting selection of his works available here.

This is one of the most popular of Toshi Yoshida's prints here at Mokuhankan. The quiet scene of a shrine in the forest evokes thoughts of life in the countryside, away from the bustle of city. The depth created with the many layers of color in the forest is a good example of what made the shin-hanga movement so effective at revitalizing the woodblock printmaking industry.

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