Starting in the late 1940s, Inagaki augmented his work as a high-end textile designer with the production of inexpensive prints, which were published by Mikumo Mokuhansha in Kyoto. These multicolor prints are made from a single woodblock with an effect that resembles the stenciled designs of his textiles. Devoted to his native city, Inagaki drew his motifs from Kyoto and the surrounding countryside. He was designated a Living National Treasure Artist for his kataezome—dyed pictures on washi paper—in 1962.
Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Alan A. and Barbara Nicoll
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Woodblock print; 8-1/16 x 9-15/16 in. (20.4 x 25.3 cm)