Zen Garden. 1965. Stencil. 16 1/2 x 21 3/8. On the full sheet with deckle edges. Sealed in the margin. $300.
Mar. 3, 1902 Born in Tawarayacho, Fuyacho Anekoji-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. Mar. 1922. Graduated from the School of Design, at the Kyoto Municipal Fine Arts Technical School.
Nov. 1922: Began working at the Kyoto branch of the Matsuisakaya Design Center, as head of Nasome Yuzen design.
Began studying from about this time dying technology at Kyoto city dye factories.
May 1931.Left the Kyoto branch of Matsusakaya and focused exclusively on designs and technology for textile dying. He became a designer of stencil patterns for fine kimonos. He exhibited in craft divisions of Bunten and Kokugaki; member of Kokugaki from 1941.
In the 1950's he designed multicolor hanga which have the stylized quality of his textile designs, but were printed from signle woodblocks at Mikumo Mokuhansha in Kyoto.
1 Oct. 1958. Became a professor at the Kyoto Municipal Fine Arts College.
Mar. 1962. Designated as a Living National Treasure Artist (a person who preserves an important intangible cultural asset), for his "Kataezome" paintings.
Ukiyoe. Text only.
Ukiyoe: Twentieth Century. Small images.
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