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Tea Ceremony

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Tea Ceremony

by Takahashi Rikio, 1965

IHL Cat. #218

About This Print

This print is not included in the artist's catalog raisonné.  A different state  of this print is shown below on the left along with Kyoto's Mind which uses similar elements. For another print by Takahashi depicting the tea ceremony see Tea Ceremony II.

The prominent symmetrical circular form, made its first appearance in the 1964 print, Kyoto's Mind (see below) and appears in a number of Takahashi's prints until it is abandoned in 1966 after the Work series of prints.  (See Work A and Work BB in this collection.)

Reference Images


 
A different state of this print.
(Offered for sale by Clark Auction house.)
 
Kyoto's Mind, 1964
  #147 - Catalogue Raisonné
(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints,
published by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998)

 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #218
 Title  Tea Ceremony  茶の湯
 Series
 Catalogue Raisonné  not listed
 Artist
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Signature
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English and in Japanese
 Seal  none
 Date  1965
 Edition  6 of 50
 Publisher  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - minor printing and handling creases
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellenous

 Format  
 H x W Paper  36 x 23 1/2 in. (160 x 59.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature  See bibliography on Rikio Takahashi page.
 
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