Shiko Munakata

Shiko Munakata, (1903-1975)

Heavy Snow at Takashiro (the fence of...)
(Fukabuka no saku)

sumizuri-e landscape with poem by Yoshii Isamu, hand-applied color, signed in pencilled Japanese, Shiko, and in Roman script, Munakata and dated 1957.3.8, with artist's pine needle symbol and artist's red seal Muna

24.7 by 37.4 cm

This print is one of group of works inspired by the poetry of Yoshii Isamu (1886-1960) and presented in the book Rurisho Ita-ga kan (Wood Painting, Roaming Abstract), published by the artist in collaboration with Ryuseikaku in 1954.

The poem is by Yoshii Isamu (1886-1960):

Ooyuki to narishi
Takashiji no
Shizukesa ha fukabuka to shite
Setsuna karikere

heavily accumulated snow
in Takashiji
its soundless atmosphere
brings sorrowfulness

This print is one of group of works inspired by the poetry of Yoshii Isamu and presented in the book Rurisho hanga kan (Wood Painting, Roaming Abstract), published by the artist in collaboration with Ryuseikaku in 1954.

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