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Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Takachiho 高千穂

by Kuroki Sadao, 1969

IHL Cat. #1933

About This Print

Kuroki captures the colors of terraced rice fields and a blazing sunset in this semi-abstract rendering of the town of Takachiho in the Nishiusuki District of Miyazaki Prefecture located about 40km west from his birthplace of Nobeoka. Surrounded by the Kyūshū Mountains, Takachiho is located in a forest-enclosed environment where flat land is rare.

Takachiho has been known since ancient times as a sacred ground where the gods descended to earth. The area is also famous for yokagura, sacred dance rituals reenacting the legends, which are performed in the fall and early winter.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1933
Takachiho 高千穂
 Kuroki Sadao (1908-1984)
Kuroki Sadao
 Publication Date 1969
 Publisher self-published 1/20
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative prints)
 H x W Paper 16 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. (42.5 x 30.2 cm )
 H x W Image 16 x 12 3/8 in. (40.6 x 31.4 cm)  
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