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- Gifu Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa-go Village in winnter, Gifu) -

Tomikichiro Tokuriki


The beautiful woodblock print "Gifu Shirakawa-go" (Shirkawa-go village in Winter, Gifu) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-2000). Very large size print. Serene winter image of the mountain village in Gifu prefecture. The snow is falling in silence. Japanese title, artist's signature "Tomi" and artist's red seal on the right of the image. Limited edition number and hand-signed "T. Tokuriki" in pencil on the lower margin.  Dated "1977" and "First edition" on the right margin. Watermarked "Tomi" on the lower right corner. 

Shirakawa is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.  (Source: Wikipedia)

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 18 and 3/4 x 14 and 7/8 inches (47.5 x 38 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/2 x 13 and 7/8 inches (44.5 x 35 cm)
Sheet number: 1/250
Date: 1977
Signed: Signed "T. Tokuriki" in pencil on the lower margin.
Condition: Very good condition. Minor toning. Typical ink smudge on the bottom margin (from Kento-cut).  Minor natural paper wrinkles on the upper left margin as shown.  Tape residues on the corners of verso and toning on the left part of verso. (cannot see from the front) 


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