Beautiful woodblock print "Etchu Gokayama Gassho Shuraku" (Etchu Gokayama Gassho Village) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902 - 1999). Titled "Etchu Gokayama Gassho Shuraku" (Etchu Gokayama Gassho Village) on the lower left margin, edition number 115/200 on the lower right margin. Artist signature "Tomi" with a red seal on the lower-right corner of the image. Hand-signed "T. Tokuriki" in pencil by the artist on the bottom margin. Serene rainy image of the mountain village. A sparrow is flying in the rain.
Often called "praying hands", Gassho-zukuri is the traditional Japanese farmhouse of roughhewn dark wooden beams fitted together without nails. These large houses with steep very thick thatched roofs were designed to withstand snowy winters.
Paper size: 16 and 1/4 x 11 and 1/2 inches (41.3 x 29.2 cm)
Image size: 14 and 3/4 x 10 inches (37.5 x 25.3 cm)
Sheet number: 115/200
Signed: Hand-signed "T. Tokuriki" in pencil by the artist on the bottom margin.
Condition: Good condition. Minor ink smudges on the bottom margin. A few minor foxing in the upper left (image and margin) and a spot in the lower right of the image. Please see the pictures.
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