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Rooftop Landscape

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Rooftop Landscape 屋根の風景 

by Konishi Seiichirō, 1982

Okubo Yutaka (1924-2008)

IHL Cat. #2033

About This Print

Rooftops of one of the stately neighborhoods in Kyoto. If we need a hint that this view is of Kyoto roofs, the copula on the left carries the characters 西陣, telling us these roofs are in Kyoto's famous Nishijin district, known for its townhouses, machiya, and traditional weaving and textiles.

A number of modern woodblock artists have portrayed these lovely tiled roofs and Konishi's print is one of my favorites.
photograph of the rooftops of Nishijin

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2033
 Title Roof Landscape
 屋根の風景 (Yane no Fūkei)
 Konishi Seiichirō (b. 1919)
S. Konishi printed in bottom right of image
 Seal (of the artist)
 誠 "sei" seal (see image above)
 Publication Date 1982
 Publisher self-published (13 of 100)  
 Printer self printed 
 Carver self carved 自刻
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent several spots of foxing visible in margins; light mat line
 Genre sosaku hanga
 H x W Paper 23 x 17 5/16 in. (58.4 x 44 cm) 
 H x W Image 19 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. (49.2 x 37.1 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference Literature 
last revision:
2/10/2019 created