The wonderful black and white print "Asakusa Fukei, Taifu no ato no Okuyama" (Views of Asakusa, Okuyama after the Typoon) is by Unichi Hiratsuka (1985-1997). This print depicts a peaceful Okuyama after the typhoon. Around Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo which has been called "Okuyama" since the mid-Edo period, this shopping street is located. Okuyama has been bustling with show houses and street performances.
Unichi Hiratsuka is well known as the Master of Black and White. The Japanese title, subtitle, and artist's block-signed "Hiratsuka Unichi" in Japanese on the right margin. The hand-signed 'Un-ichi Hiratsuka' and sheet number '20/30' on the bottom margin. The artist's red seal is in the lower right corner of the image. It comes with the original folder.
Unichi Hiratsuka is called the "father of the Sosaku Hanga" and one of the very famous artists of 21st-century Japanese art. He said, “Printing in black on white is often considered the first step of technique, but it is actually the final point. The most beautiful range of color is black and white”
Paper size: 18 x 14 and 1/4 inches (46 x 36.2 cm)
Image size: 16 and 1/8 x 12 and 1/2 inches (41 x 31.5 cm)
Sheet number: 20/30
Signed: Signed by the artist in pencil along the lower margin.
Condition: The print is in excellent condition. Typical a few ink smudges on the margins as shown.
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