Yoshida: Tôshôgû shrineYoshida: Tôshôgû shrine
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Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950)

The Omote-mon entrance gate to Toshogu Shrine, flanked by giant cypresses. The famous Shintô shrine in Nikko is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa dynasty, and houses his tomb.

Title: Tôshôgû (Tôshôgu shrine)

Signature: Yoshida

Seal: Hiroshi

Date: Shôwa 12 (1937)

Size: Vertical Ôban, 37,5 x 24,7 cm (image size)

Very nice impression and colours. Two usual tiny drying holes in left margin. Verso fragment of a small red (collector?) seal origami crane, in bottom corner. Overall excellent condition. A little later impression from the original blocks.
Ogura Tadao, The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi, Abe Publishing, Tokyo 1991 (2nd ed.), p. 155, No. 223 (Ill.)

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