Tomikichiro Tokuriki

Sphinx

Tomikichiro Tokuriki was known for integrating two printmaking movements in Japan known as shin hanga and sōsaku hanga. Shin hanga were prints that depicted "urban Japanese entertaining themselves to distract from the reality of fleeting existence" and whose production was driven by the vision of the publisher instead of individual artists (taken from -myjapanesehanga.com and the artist's biography). Sōsaku hanga was a revival of shin hanga but was artist-driven, and also integrated more Western artistic movements into their compositions.