Beautiful woodblock print "Kawaguchiko Fukin" (Around Lake Kawaguchi) is by Koichi Okumura (1904-1974). Wonderful autumn image with Mt. Fuji and persimmon. Nice colors and contrast. Printer: Saburo Shinmi, Carver: Michio Nagashima and Old Unsodo publisher seal on the right margin. Title "Kawaguchiko Fukin "(Around Lake Kawaguchi), artist name "Okumura Koichi saku", and dated "Showa 24 nen 6 gatsu" (Jun 1949) in Japanese on the left margin. Outstanding condition for its age. Genuine Japanese woodblock print. Hard to find these old original first edition prints nowadays.
Koichi Okumura (1904 - 1974) was an artist in Kyoto who designed woodblock prints for the Unsodo publisher. Okumura was a Nihon-ga (Japanese-style painting) painter. He is a well-known very famous Japanese painting artist in Japan.
Paper size: 15 and 7/8 by 10 and 1/4 inches. (40.5 cm x 26 cm)
Image size: 14 and 3/8 x 9 and 3/8 inches (36.5 x 23.8 cm)
Signed: "Koichi" with seal "Ko" on the lower-left corner of the image
Condition: Very good condition. Slightly paper toned from its old age. Minor ink smudge on the bottom margin and minor toning/spots on the margin edges as shown. A few very faint spots in the upper left corner of the image. It is hardly noticeable. Please see the last picture.
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