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Rooftop Landscape

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Rooftop Landscape 屋根の風景 

by Konishi Seiichirō, 1982

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

IHL Cat. #2033

About This Print

Rooftops of one of the stately neighborhoods in Kyoto. If we need a hint that this view is of Kyoto roofs, the copula on the left carries the characters 西陣, telling us these roofs are in Kyoto's famous Nishijin district, known for its townhouses, machiya, and traditional weaving and textiles.

A number of modern woodblock artists have portrayed these lovely tiled roofs and Konishi's print is one of my favorites.
photograph of the rooftops of Nishijin

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #2033
 Title  Roof Landscape
 屋根の風景 (Yane no Fūkei)
 Konishi Seiichirō (b. 1919)
S. Konishi printed in bottom right of image
 Seal (of the artist)
 誠 "sei" seal (see image above)
 Publication Date  1982
 Publisher  self-published (13 of 100)  
 Printer  self printed 
 Carver  self carved 自刻
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent several spots of foxing visible in margins; light mat line
 Genre  sosaku hanga
 H x W Paper  23 x 17 5/16 in. (58.4 x 44 cm) 
 H x W Image  19 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. (49.2 x 37.1 cm)
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last revision:
2/10/2019 created