Ranzan Shifu (Purple Wind at Arashiyama)

Teruhide Kato


Breathtaking woodblock print "Ranzan Shifu" (Purple Wind at Arashiyama) is by Teruhide Kato. Amazing spring image with full of cherry blossom at Arashiyama. Published by Unsodo. Teruhide Kato had studied at Kyoto Art College. He was a famous kimono fashion designer. When he was 50 years old, he decided to follow his real passion and became a traditional Kyoto woodblock artist. Success remained with the artist. After a gallery exhibition in New York and a book publication of his works titled "Kyoto Romance", he is as famous as a woodblock artist as he used to be as a kimono designer. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2015.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size:  11 and 7/8 inches by 16 and 5/8inches (30.2 x 42.2 cm)
Image size:  10 and 5/8 inches by 15 and 3/4 inches (27 x 40.2 cm)
Sheet number: N/A - Open edition
Date: N/A
Signed: Artist red seal 
on the lower right corner of the image.
Condition: Pristine condition. Nice ink bleeds through.