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TERUHIDE KATO - Japanese Woodblock Print GION UMBRELLA 1992

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TERUHIDE KATO - Japanese Woodblock Print GION UMBRELLA 1992

TERUHIDE KATO

Hanagoshi, Kyoto


Date: 1992, pencil signed in the print
Size: approx. 8.675 x 17.675"
Condition: Fine, no flaws, never framed, uncirculated condition
Impression: Fine, tight registration, good surface texture, strong key lines
Color: Fine, deep saturated color with bleed through to verso
Documentation: Kyoto Romance by Teruhide Kato and Liane Grunberg, 1992, Unsodo, illustrated on page 23 <>
A drying umbrella as seen through a geisha house window. Teruhide Kato refers to umbrellas as the "flowers of Gion" when he describes this print.

TERUHIDE KATO was formerly one of Japan's leading kimono designers. He closed down his atelier in 1987 and turned to a dream he had kept alive since his student days at Kyoto Art College. This passion was to take up the tradition of the woodblock print and capture scenes from his beloved Kyoto. A catalog of his work Kyoto Romance was released in 1991 following his international debut in New York. His images recall the classic woodblock prints of the 19th century. However, his style is clean and current bringing to mind the best of contemporary Japanese design.

Kato's images are done in the traditional woodblock print manner. Each color is laid down with a separate wood block in a time consuming and exacting process. In many of Kato's subjects, the artist has added a significant amount of hand painting. Look for the added hand details on the surface of the prints. This combination of media adds to the striking contemporary feel of these pieces


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