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Approach to Jakko-in Temple in Ohara, Kyoto (Jakko-in sando, Yamato)

A work made of woodblock print.

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  • A work made of woodblock print.

Date:

1960

Artist:

Hiratsuka Un’ichi
Japanese, 1895-1997

About this artwork

Hiratsuka Un’ichi was one of the major figures to emerge from the sosaku hanga (creative print) movement in Japan. He taught printmaking at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts from the inception of the Department of Printmaking in 1935. His mature period is characterized by prints done only in black ink, a style that sprang from his appreciation for the Japanese traditions of ink painting and line drawing.

Hiratsuka’s subjects vary greatly but include Buddhist images, monuments, and portraits of friends and family members. His large pictures of temple buildings and their grounds, like this print, were produced during his most energetic period of creation in the 1960s and rank among his best-known works.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Hiratsuka Un'ichi

Title

Approach to Jakko-in Temple in Ohara, Kyoto (Jakko-in sando, Yamato)

Origin

Japan

Date

1955–1965

Medium

Woodblock print

Dimensions

55.3 × 38.7 cm

Credit Line

Gift of T. David and Cindy Van Zelst, Hiratsuka Un'ichi - Van Zelst Family Collection

Reference Number

2004.739.9

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