Tonami, Yashikirin no aruie (A House with windbreak trees at Tonami)

Koichi Maeda


This beautiful woodblock print "Tonami, Yashikirin no aruie (A House with windbreak trees at Tonami) is by Koichi Maeda. Absolutely beautiful colors and contrast. Maeda is very interested in "Yashiki-rin" (Windbreak trees). He has created some woodblock prints with this particular subject. Yashiki-rin (windbreak trees) around a home can reduce the cost of heating and cooling and save energy.  Maeda saw different types of Yashiki-rin (Windbreak trees) in several places. Each place has a different style, depending on the weather, including the amount of snow and winds that they encounter. Maeda tries to show the difference of Japanese Yashiki-rin in his prints. Obtaining Yashiki-rin near households is a very traditional Japanese way, under the Japanese culture with wisdom and experience. Its rarity is one of the many beautiful aspects of Yashiki-rin. I truly admire his passion for incorporating many aspects of the Japanese culture in his woodblock prints. 


Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 24 and 3/4 inches by 18 and 3/4 inches (62.5 x 47.3 cm)
Image size: 21 and 3/4 inches by 15 and 3/4 inches (55 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: 8/80
Date: 2012 
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by the artist
Condition: Pristine condition with full margins, bold colors. A few faintest ink spots on the left margin which will be easily matted out.

Collections: Koichi Maeda (1936 - )