Yasaka Socho (Early morning at Yasaka)

Masao Ido

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Serene woodblock print "Yasaka Socho" (Early morning at Yasaka) is by Masao Ido. A quiet and peaceful image of very early morning at Yasaka in Kyoto. Mr. Ido passed away this year. (2016) It was really sad news. He was one of the greatest Japanese woodblock artists. His beautiful prints will forever live in our hearts.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 17 and 1/2 x 13 and 1/4 inches (44.5 x 33.6 cm)
Image size: 15 x 10 and 1/4 inches (38 x 26 cm)
Sheet number: AP (Artist Proof) 
Date: 1989
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by artist on the bottom margin
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor ink spots and minor paper crease on the margin which will be easily matted out. 

Pagoda at Yasaka



Yasaka Pagoda, the last remnant of Hokanji Temple, is one of the most visible and recognizable landmarks in the Higashiyama District.