Hiru no Tokyo, Hie Jinja (Hie Shrine, Daytime in Tokyo)

Toshi Yoshida


Very peaceful woodblock print "Hiru no Tokyo, Hie Jinja" (Hie Shrine, Daytime in Tokyo) is by Toshi Yoshida. Wonderful colors and contrast. Very heartwarming image of spring.  First printed in 1940. This is a later edition. Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" English title "Hiejinja"(impressed) on the bottom margin. Dated "Showa 15 nen (1940)" and Japanese title "Hiru no Tokyo, Hie Jinja(Hie Shrine, Daytime in Tokyo) in Japanese on the left margin. Later printing stamp "atozuri" and printer's stamp "Shinkichi Numabe" on verso as shown. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 8 and 1/4  x 10 and 3/4 inches (21 x 27.5 cm)
Image size: 6 and 3/4 x 9 and 1/2 inches (17 x 24 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1940, This print is later edition from original blocks.
Signed: Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition. A few faintest ink smudge on the right margin which will be easily matted out.