Dating prints

His series ASANO, TAKEJI was born in Kyoto in 1900 and lived to 1999. During his Life he Created Over 600 Different Woodblock Scenes and he is Recognised as one of Most Prolific and Most Talented of Shin Hanga Artists.

In 1930, along with other members of the Creative Print Society, he contributed to a series of prints titled “Creative Prints of Twelve Months in New Kyoto” (Sosaku-hanga shin Kyoto junikagetsu). It is no wonder that a Year Prior to his Death he was Honored with the Title of a Living National Treasure. He was Born in Asakusa, Tokyo, and became a student of Kiyotaka at the Age of 13.

In his early teens he became a student of Utagawa Kunisada and later Chikanobu.

He was an alcoholic and playboy but created excellent scenes of everyday life, Kabuki drama and the beautiful women who had become part of his lifestyle.

A list of artists in our range is as follows: CHIKASHIGE, MORIKAWA was a pupil of Kunichika and very little is known about his life or background.

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