Kotozuka, Eiichi – Takagamine Road in Kyoto – S0449

Kotozuka, Eiichi – Takagamine Road in Kyoto – S0449


Charming depiction of Takagamine Road in the artist’s home town of Kyoto, lined with handsome tile-roofed buildings. The street rises steeply to the right, a man carrying a yoke over his shoulders making his way past an ox tied to the side of the road. A light rain falls over the scene, the sky darkening to gray. A beautiful modern composition with bold black line work and soft shading in the sky. This shin hanga print is a classic in the transition to a more modern woodblock design.
Format is Oban tate-e. Pagoda theme is a wonderful Kotozuka stylized execution. Kento cut in lower right corner used to align blocks and is not a flaw. Print is loosely hinged to original presentation mat on right side. Orginal mat has Uchida sticker in English with name of print and artist.


Additional information

Date of Creation





JAODB 32612



signed/sealed lower right


10.5"x15.4" + margins