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Teruhide Kato: “Naginata hoko”


Original Japanese woodblock print, Published by Unsodo – Teruhide Kato (1936-2015)
“Naginata hoko” BIG 長刀鉾 (Festival Float Mounted With Halberd)-  Japan -Reiwa period (2019 – present)
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Teruhide Kato (1936-2015)  had studied at Kyoto Art College. He was a famous
kimono fashion designer. When he was 50 years old, he decided
to follow his real passion, and became a traditional Kyoto woodblock artist. Success remained with the artist.
After a gallery exhibition in New York and a book publication of
his works titled “Kyoto Romance” he is as famous as a woodblock
artist as he used to be as a kimono designer
One of the main reasons the Gion Matsuri is so impressive is the enormity of the hoko, which are up to 25 meters tall, weigh up to 12 tons, and are pulled on wheels as big as people
Size : 415 x 205 mm (measurement without seal)
Signed – Lower right in the margin with red artist seal
Condition :as new, never been framed. In original folder
Will be send nearly worldwide between hardboard and carton plates to prevent any damage in transport.
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