JAPAN

Have you ever been to Kyōto (京都) in Japan? As the
the seat of Japan’s imperial court from 794 to 1869 A.D., as many of you will know, it has many of Japan’s greatest temples and shrines, and at this time of the year it is one of the very best places in the country to observe the autumnal hues/fall colours as the leaves begin to turn. Naturally, this means it has been and remains a favourite haunt of artists and photographers.

Shown here is ‘Sangetsu-in (temple) in Kyōto’, a 1954 woodblock print created by Tōshi Yoshida (吉田 遠志 Yoshida Tōshi, 25 July, 1911 – 1 July, 1995), a Japanese printmaking artist associated with the sōsaku-hanga (創作版画, “creative prints”) movement, and son of shin-hanga (新版画, “new prints”) artist Hiroshi Yoshida (吉田 博 Yoshida Hiroshi, 19 September, 1876 – 5 April, 1950).

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