Genuine handmade woodblock print "Karuta" (Playing Cards) is by Toshiko Aohara (1918-2000). Aoyama is her maiden name. Her name is well known as Toshiko Uchima. This is an old greeting card. Artist red seal "Aohara" and signature "Toshiko" in the lower left of the image. Printed in ca. 1950. The publisher is Kyoto Hanga-in. Genuine handmade Japanese woodblock print. Still tipped at the top to original cardstock. This very cute little print shows Japanese New Year's traditions.
Artist: Toshiko Aohara (1918-2000)
Card size: 4 and 1/4 inches by 6 and 3/4 inches (11 x 17.2 cm)
Print size: 3 and 3/8 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches (8.6 x 13.5 cm)
Date: Ca. 1950
Signed: Artist red seal "Aohara" and signature "Toshiko" in the lower left of the image.
Condition: Overall good condition. Minor toning. Original cardstock has minor foxing as shown.
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