Kyoto Town Hall in Snow

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Kyoto Town Hall in Snow

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1940s

IHL Cat. #621

About This Print

Though the print itself is untitled, the auction house Artelino titled this print Kyoto Town Hall in Snow.

A partially obscured yellow street sign provides both the speed limit and a splash of color in this atmospheric winter scene.  Judging from its shape, the building in the far distance, beyond the tiny figures and cars, is, in fact, Kyoto city hall. Built in 1927, this imposing building takes up one block on the corner of Kawaramachi-dōri and Oike-dōri.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #621
 Title/Description Kyoto Town Hall in Snow
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Tomikichirō saku
 Seal not sealed
 Date c. 1940s
 Edition unknown
 Publisher  Uchida Publishing
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - slight toning and minor wrinkling in margins
 Genre shin hanga
 Format chuban
 H x W Paper 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. (19.7 x 26.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 7 x 9 1/2 in. (17.8 x 24.1 cm)
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