Tsukishima: Boats


Size: 17.7 H x 11.8 W x 0 in

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Art Description

Printmaking: Woodcut on Paper.

Tsukishima means 'Moon Island'. It lies on land reclaimed from Tokyo Bay during the Edo era. It is flat, low and full of canals. The long boats moored in this view are rented out for scenic evening party cruises around the waterways of the city.

From the series, One Hundred Views of Edo

The works in this series are loosely inspired by the great landscape series published by the Ukiyoe artists of the 18th and 19th centuries, particularly Hokusai and Hiroshige. Edo is of course now Tokyo, and while the Ukiyoe prints were meant as souvenirs of the famous sights, these works often show more idiosyncratic and unspectacular scenes. The artist lives and works in Tokyo. These scenes document his life in relation to the city.

All works are signed, editioned and printed on lightweight handmade Japanese washi paper in water-based inks. Editions are limited to 150 unless otherwise stated. Work is despatched unframed in tubes.

Keywords: Print, River, Boat, Water, Woodcut, Japan, Sakura, Canal, Tokyo, Cherry

Subjects: Boat

Styles: Expressionism

Mediums: Woodcut

Materials: Paper

Prints: Boat Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Woodcut Art Prints, Paper Art Prints