The thirteenth child born into a family of silk weavers, Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) began studying traditional woodblock printmaking in Tokyo at the age of nineteen. For forty years Ohtsu served as an assistant to Kiyoshi Saito, a woodblock artist at the forefront of the sōsaku hanga movement, before working on his own. Breaking with tradition, the sōsaku hanga (creative print) artists handled every step of print production--they painted the original pictures, carved the woodblocks and printed the images.
Ohtsu’s unique compositions have been exhibited and collected worldwide. As demonstrated by the twelve works reproduced in this calendar, they are poetic contemplations, drawing us into lovely, tranquil scenes of natural beauty and harmony. More than fifty of his prints can be found in the book Kazuyuki Ohtsu.
Printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable and economically viable.
12" x 13". Opens to 12" x 26".