Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu
Title: Tsuchiya Koitsu: Adoration of Scenery - 風光礼讃 - 土屋光逸展
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Presented here is the only soft-copy reference available for the prints of Tsuchiya Koitsu. Chigasaki Museum's "Tsuchiya Koitsu - Adoration of Scenery" (pronounced 'Fuukou Raisen' in Japanese) is an 80-page catalog containing many of Koitsu's most famous shin hanga woodblock print scenes in vivid colour. It also contains never-to-be-seen unpublished works (hanshita-e) and also Koitsu's very rare watercolour paintings. Included in this reference text are a small selection of rare prints by Koitsu's contemporaries - Kiyochika Kobayashi, Kawase Hasui, and Hiroaki Takahashi (Shotei). Although the text is in the Japanese language, it is still an invaluable reference source of Koitsu's early and later works, and when used in conjunction with my Koitsu virtual catalog on Koitsu.com it becomes a powerful tool for serious collectors of Koitsu prints. The contents of this reference include: 60 full-colour images of Koitsu's published woodblock prints; 19 full-colour images of Koitsu's unpublished 'hanshita-e'; 22 full-colour images of Koitsu sketches and watercolours; 17 full-colour images of Hasui Kawase's published woodblock prints; 3 full-colour images of woodblock prints by Shotei (Takahashi Hiroaki); 1 full-colour image of a Koson/Shoson woodblock prints; Comprehensive description and background information on each Koitsu print (16-pages); 8-page comprehensive biography on Tsuchiya Koitsu's life (in cronological order)