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Kyoto Kiyomizu

Tsuchiya Kōitsu (1870-1949)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Kyoto Kiyomizu 京都清水

by Tsuchiya Kōitsu, undated (c. 1930s)

Tsuchiya Kōitsu (1870-1949)

IHL Cat. #1427

About This Print

A beautiful small (postcard-size) print picturing Kyoto's Kiyomizu Temple in snow.  Kiyomizu was one of the most frequently portrayed temples in Japanese prints.

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizudera (清水寺; also spelled Kiyomizu-dera; "Pure Water Temple") was founded in 780 AD and still functions as a temple associated with the Hosso sect of Japanese Buddhism.1

1 Sacred Destinations website http://www.sacred-destinations.com/japan/kyoto-kiyomizudera

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1427
 Title Kyoto Kiyomizu 京都清水
 Tsuchiya Kōitsu (1870-1949)
Shinsei 真生
 Seal see Signature above
 Publication Date c. 1930s
 Edition unknown
Takemura Hideo 竹村秀雄
[Marks: seal not shown; pub. ref. 524]
 Carver unknown
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - light toning

 Genre shin hanga (new prints)
 Format postcard
 H x W Paper 5 9/16 x 3 11/16 x in. (14.1 x 9.4 cm)
 H x W Image 5 1/2 x 3 9/16 in. (14 x 9 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference LiteratureThe Catalogue Raisonne of Tsuchiya Koitsu Meiji to Shin-Hanga, Watercolours to Woodblocks, Ross F. Walker and Toshikazu Doi, Ohmi Gallery Publishing, 2009; Koitsu.com site reference TK-TM-140
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