Tokuriki, Tomikichiro, (1902-1999)

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Tokuriki, Tomikichiro, (1902-1999)

While he was an accomplished Shin Hanga artist, Tomikichiro Tokuriki was a key member of the Sosaku Hanga movement. For 12 generations, Tomikichiro’s ancestors were responsible for the art department of Hogan-ji temple in Kyoto. He was born there and later attended the School of Fine Arts and Crafts. After World War II he established his own publishing company, Matsukyo Publishing. He was a popular teacher of woodblock printing on NHK Osaka and Kyoto programs. For his achievements he was awarded the “Kyoto-fu Tokubetsu Bunka Koro Sho” (Special Contribution to the Culture of Kyoto) by the Kyoto Municipal Government in 1992, and the “Ukiyo-e Gekisho Sho” by the Japan Ukiyo-e Association in 1996.

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