Item number:#KT-1

Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Japanese Woodblock Print

Benkei Bashi
(Benkei Bridge)


"Benkei Bashi"(Benkei Bridge) by Koitsu Tsuchiya(1870-1949). Truly gorgeous night scene with Benkei bridge and cherry blossoms. Dated Showa 8 nen (1933). This print is later post war impresson from original blocks. It was tipped to original presentation folder once before. Most likely printing 1950's-1960's. Signed Koitsu within the image with red artist seal "Shin". Doi watermark in upper left corner. Very good condition. Slightly paper toning from it's age. Upper and bottom margin slightly wavy. Tape residues on the top margin. Old master quality. The paper size is 15 and 1/2 inches by 10 and 1/2 inches. Very classic Japanese mood and serene. Right margin reads "Benkei Bashi" (Benkei Bridge) and dated Showa 8 nen (1933) 4 gatsu (April). This print is one of popular Koitsu's prints. Some popular prints are getting scarce nowadays. This print is great find for collectors. Very strong rich colors.

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