Yoshida Tōshi (吉田遠志) (artist 1911 – 1995)
Hippopotamus - 河馬
25.5 in x 10.8 in (Overall dimensions) Japanese woodblock print
Signed: Toshi Yoshida
Title: Hippopotamus 河馬
Yoshida traveled in Africa in the 1980s and this is the result of that trip.
Tōshi Yoshida's "Hippopotamus" captures the serene image of a herd of "water horses" at dawn. Printed on mulberry paper from cherry wood blocks self-cut by Yoshida, with zinc plate effect, "Hippopotamus" is one of his sosaku hanga or "creative prints."
landscape prints (sansui ga - 山水画) (genre)
self-printed (sōsaku hanga - 創作版画) (genre)