Kazuyuki Ohtsu: Cherry Trees, Boxed Note Cards

About the Artist

Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) served for 40 years as the assistant to Kiyoshi Saito (1907–1997), a woodblock artist at the forefront of the sōsaku-hanga movement. Instead of the division of labor relied on by Hiroshige, Hokusai, and virtually every other Japanese printmaker who preceded them, the “creative print” artists handled every step of the production of prints themselves. They painted the original pictures, carved the woodblocks, and printed the images.

Kazuyuki Ohtsu: Cherry Trees, Boxed Note Cards

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This boxed note card set includes four images of cherry trees by Japanese printmaker Kazuyuki Ohtsu: A Cherry Tree and Mt. Yatsugatake, Flowers in Village, Miharutaki Cherry Tree and Moon, and A Large Cherry Tree in Spring. Celebrated in Japanese literature, poetry, and art for hundreds of years, cherry blossoms are rich in symbolism, with their brief lifespan and fragile beauty often serving as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Ohtsu captures their beauty using deep colors and draws us into his compositions in a poetic contemplation of nature and harmony.

  • 20 note cards (5 each of 4 images) with envelopes
  • 5 x 7 inches
  • Printed on recycled paper
  • Decorative box

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