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Cherry Blossoms, Heian Shrine

Cherry Blossoms, Heian Shrine
by Okumura Koichi (1904-74)

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Artist: Okumura Koichi (1904-74) 奥村
Title: Cherry Blossoms, Heian Shrine
Series: Twelve Views of Kyoto
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Publisher (this edition)?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 31508
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Japanese Woodblock by Okumura ‘Cherry Blossoms at Heian Shrine”

Authentic Showa era woodblock by Japanese artist Koichi OKUMURA (1904-74), who was active during the 1940’s and 50’s, published by Unsodo Publisher of Tokyo. Scene is titled “Cherry Blossoms, Heian Shrine” and is likely from his “Twelve Views of Kyoto” series published in 1948. A later printing, likely circa 1980’s/90’s.

The printing quality and details are quite nice—printed on nice, thick hand-made Japanese paper. Well done “bokashi” (gradation of color) shading to the sky, and foreground; and nicely carved details. A final “layer” of whitish cherry blossoms is over-printed, giving an appearance of “depth” to the flowering cherry tree. Condition is excellent, as print shows no signs of any prior mounting. Bright, fresh colors. Image measures 9 ¼ x 14 ¼ inches.

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