A DAI exclusive, this Focus Exhibition introduces the work of Katsuhira Tokushi (1904–1971) through a complete set of his series Twelve Works on Flower Selling Customs (1959-1961).
From a family of plasterers and papermakers, Tokushi was largely a self-taught artist. His works feature scenes of traditional rural life in Akita, a prefecture in the far north of Japan. Additional works supplement the exhibition, including a handmade book by Tokushi on the art of woodblock printmaking. All works are generous loans from a local private collection.
Cover: Katsuhira Tokushi (Japanese, 1904-1971), January: Pussy Willow - 1959, woodblock print, ink and color on paper. Private collection.