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Tea Ceremony

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Tea Ceremony

by Takahashi Rikio, 1965

IHL Cat. #218

About This Print

This print is not included in the artist's catalog raisonné.  A different state of this print is shown below on the left along with Kyoto's Mind which uses similar elements. For another print by Takahashi depicting the tea ceremony see Tea Ceremony II.

The prominent symmetrical circular form, made its first appearance in the 1964 print, Kyoto's Mind (see below) and appears in a number of Takahashi's prints until it is abandoned in 1966 after the Work series of prints.  (See Work A and Work BB in this collection.)

Reference Images

A different state of this print.
(Offered for sale by Clark Auction house.)
Kyoto's Mind, 1964
 #147 - Catalogue Raisonné
(Rikio Takahashi, The Woodblock Prints,
published by Abe Publishing LTD., 1998)

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #218
 Title Tea Ceremony  茶の湯
 Takahashi Rikio (1917-1998)
 Pencil signed by artist - Rikio Takahashi in English and in Japanese
 Seal none
 Date 1965
 Edition 6 of 50
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - minor printing and handling creases
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 This print is not shown in the artist's catalogue raisonné
 H x W Paper 36 x 23 1/2 in. (160 x 59.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature