Ame (Rain)

Kotondo Torii

2054

Beautiful woodblock print "Ame" (Rain) is by Kotondo Torii.  This print is one of "Twelve Aspects of Woman". Originally published 1929. This print is later edition by Aratama Kanko kai (Foreign people call Ishu Kanko Kai). Limited edition of 100 prints published. Printed on the beautiful Japanese Washi paper with "Sanso" watermarked. Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at right. Carver name, Susumu Ito, Printer name is Matashiro Uchikawa and Torii red seal of approval (copyright) and publisher red money bag seal on the lower left margin. Under the box, Limited edition published seal. This is the icon of very best Japanese skill in woodblock prints. Very technical print. Please see fine lines and beautiful Bokashi shading.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 13 and 1/8 inches x 19 inches (33.3 x 48.5 cm)
Image size: 10 and 1/4 inches x 16 inches (26 x 40.5 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally published 1929. This print is later edition.
Signed: Kotondo's signature and seal in the image at right
Condition: Pristine condition. Full margins and never framed.