Kazuyuki Ohtsu: Rising Moon Birthday Card
• Inside message: Happy Birthday!
• Printed on recycled or FSC paper with soy-based inks
• High-quality 250 gsm card stock
• Soft white envelope
Quantity Minimum: 6 cards
Size: 5 x 7 in.
Kazuyuki OhtsuIn the perfectly balanced compositions by Kazuyuki Ohtsu (Japanese, b. 1935) we find tranquil scenes of natural beauty, where fallen snow quiets the land and autumn leaves erupt in a riot of color. Born into a family of silk weavers, Ohtsu began the study of printmaking at 19. He apprenticed with celebrated artist Kiyoshi Saito for 40 years. With the passing of Saito, Ohtsu set out on his own career. Like his teacher, he paints the original pictures that serve as blueprints for the hand-carved blocks, then inks the blocks and prints the images. Ohtsu’s artworks forsake an earlier period’s use of strong outlines, instead relying on elemental colors and gentle shapes to depict a harmonious, idealized view of the Japanese countryside.
The persimmon tree is lit by the full moon rising over the hill, the fields, and the tiny figures.
still pensive image, at one with nature, great colors balance
Thanks for the lovely review of this beautiful composition. We love sharing the works of Ohtsu!