1930's Japanese Woodblock Prints Book by Tokushi Katsuhira
Amazing book by self taught artist Tokushi Katsuhira.
Accordion style page book features on one side, woodblock prints illustrating the creative process behind woodblock art. The other side features a woodblock print in several stages, all hand created and colored by Tokushi Katsuhira.
From Saru Gallery:
Katsuhira, Tokushi (1904 - 1971)
Born in Akita, Tokushi Katsuhira came from a family of farmers and papermakers. In the middle of the 1920s he took a course in woodblock carving. Since he was already an experienced carver of dolls, and since his family was involved in papermaking, the step to woodblock printing was not a very big one to take. He was completely self-taught, and in his early years he was not influenced by any other artist. He first exhibited with the Nihon Sôsaku Hanga Kyôkai in 1928, and later he participated in many other exhibitions. His prints deal with festivals and customs in Akita, and are of high and consistent quality
Rare work by a woodblock master.
Book measures 7-1/2" tall x 6" wide closed and 36" wide when opened fully.
Near Mint+ condition.