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Tsurigane-do (Heirinji Temple Bell)

Toshi Yoshida


Very beautiful woodblock print "Tsurigane-do" (Heirinji Temple Bell)" is by Toshi Yoshida. First printed in 1951. This is later edition. Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" English title "Heirinji Temple"(impressed) on the bottom margin.  "1951 nen" and Japanese title "Tsurigane-do" in Japanese on the left margin. Later printing stamp "atozuri" and printer's stamp "Shinkichi Numabe" on verso as shown.

The weeping cherry is beginning to bloom. A monk is ringing the big temple bell. This is a wonderful welcoming spring image. Weeping cherry blossoms and Buddhist architecture are a magnificent oriental combination.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 11 x 16 inches (28 x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 x 14 and 1/2 inches (24 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1951, This print is later edition from original blocks.
Signed: Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition.