Raicho (Japanese Rock Ptarmigan)

Toshi Yoshida

2006

Very fine woodblock print "Raicho"(Japanese Rock Ptarmigan) is by Toshi Yoshida. Printed 1930. Pencil-signed "Toshi Yoshida" by artist and titled "Raicho "on the bottom margin. "Showa 5 nen saku" (Printed 1930) and Japanese title "Raicho" in kanji lettering on the left margin. English title and artist signature on the bottom margin is hand-written in pencil by the artist. 

About Raicho

The rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta) is a medium-sized gamebird in the grouse family. In Japan, it is known as the raicho, which means "Thunderbird". It is the official bird of Gifu, Nagano, and Toyama Prefectures and is a protected species nationwide.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 16 x 10 and 7/8 inches ( 33 x 33 cm)
Image size: 14 and 7/8 x 9 and 3/4 inches (33 x 33 cm) 
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1930
Signed: Pencil-signed "Toshi Yoshida" by the artist on the bottom margin.
Condition: Good condition with minor toning. Minor very light foxing and soils in margins and verso, tape stains on the corners of verso.