MORIMURA RAY

Woodcut. Born 1948 Tokyo. Tokyo Gakugei University

Permanent Collections: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Yale University; University of Maryland. Exhibited at many international exhibitions including Contemporary Woodblock Prints of Korea, China and Japan Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul; Solo exhibitions in Tokyo and Seattle, USA.Morimura originally studied oil painting and his works were geometric-style abstractions. Later he was inspired by the master artists HATSUYAMA Shigeru and KAWAKAMI Sumio, and began to study woodblock techniques.

Morimura’s works are multi-coloured relief prints and unlike most Japanese woodblock artists who use water-based inks, Morimura uses oil-based inks to create his detailed and intricate images. His prints show mainly landscapes, which allow more structural freedom in composition. Because his purpose is not to copy the landscape, he does not make sketches. His geometric abstract origin can be seen to influence most of his landscape images such that there is a geometric pattern to many of his works.

 

MORIMURA RAY: Kurayami Festival
Title: Kurayami Festival
Date: 1996
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY:  Red Corridor Fushimi
Title:  Red Corridor Fushimi - SOLD OUT
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size:  63 x 90 cm framed
MORIMURA RAY: Rice Field with Toki
Title: Rice Field with Toki
Date: 2020
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  100
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Gion Yoiyama
Title: Gion Yoiyama
Date: 1995
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY:  Gassan (Moon Mountain)
Title:  Gassan (Moon Mountain) - SOLD OUT
Date: 1998
Medium: Woodblock
Edition:  50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sankei-en Wisteria
Title: Sankei-en Wisteria - SOLD OUT
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Story of Mountain
Title: Story of Mountain - SOLD OUT
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Pine Field at Miho
Title: Pine Field at Miho - SOLD OUT
Date: 2013
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kamakura Sugimotodera Temple
Title: Kamakura Sugimotodera Temple - SOLD OUT
Date: 1985
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 30 x 25cm, framed
MORIMURA RAY: Matsushima Godaido
Title: Matsushima Godaido - SOLD OUT
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 58 x 85cm framed
MORIMURA RAY: Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawabunko
Title: Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawabunko - SOLD OUT
Date: 2010
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kiyomizudera in Snow - Back in Stock
Title: Kiyomizudera in Snow - Back in Stock
Date: 2008
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 45 x 45cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kamakura Hikigaya
Title: Kamakura Hikigaya
Date: 2000
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Hina
Title: Hina - SOLD OUT
Date: 2004
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 60
Image size: 44 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Waterfall
Title: Waterfall - SOLD OUT
Date: 1991
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Shichirigahama
Title: Shichirigahama
Date: 2020
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kaiji -Temple by the Sea
Title: Kaiji -Temple by the Sea
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 60
Image size: 40 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: The First Snow of the Year
Title: The First Snow of the Year
Date: 2005
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 60
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Life within a Nunnery
Title: Life within a Nunnery
Date: 2004
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 60
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Hinatadori
Title: Hinatadori
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock - Rare Print
Edition: 30
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Plum Grove at Tenmangu
Title: Plum Grove at Tenmangu - SOLD OUT
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sekitei (Rock Garden)
Title: Sekitei (Rock Garden) - SOLD OUT
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kaneiji Chokushimon
Title: Kaneiji Chokushimon - SOLD OUT
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: The Light Shines on Fushimi Torii
Title: The Light Shines on Fushimi Torii - SOLD OUT
Date: 2016
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30cm
MORIMURA RAY: Autumn Festival
Title: Autumn Festival
Date: 2008
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 30 x 45 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Shiofune Kannon
Title: Shiofune Kannon - SOLD OUT
Date: 1993-2018
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sugimotodera
Title: Sugimotodera - SOLD OUT
Date: 1991
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Shinobazu no Ike
Title: Shinobazu no Ike - SOLD OUT
Date: 2011
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30
MORIMURA RAY: Nachi Falls
Title: Nachi Falls
Date: 2019
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 44 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Kinkakuji in Snow
Title: Kinkakuji in Snow
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sasuke Inari
Title: Sasuke Inari - SOLD OUT
Date: 2003
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Autumn Rain Shower at Yakushiji
Title: Autumn Rain Shower at Yakushiji
Date: 2019
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Shinsenen
Title: Shinsenen
Date: 2019
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Garden in Moonlight - Back in Stock
Title: Garden in Moonlight - Back in Stock
Date: 2009
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 33 x 60 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Asakusa Kaminarimon
Title: Asakusa Kaminarimon
Date: 2008
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 65
Image size: 30 x 45 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Japanese Garden in Portland
Title: Japanese Garden in Portland
Date: 2017
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 100
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Ginkakuji in Snow (Silver Pavillion)
Title: Ginkakuji in Snow (Silver Pavillion) - SOLD OUT
Date: 2012
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Dewa in Early Summer
Title: Dewa in Early Summer - SOLD OUT
Date: 1999
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Sanjusangendo Temple
Title: Sanjusangendo Temple - SOLD OUT
Date: 2003
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Riverbed in Kamogawa
Title: Riverbed in Kamogawa - SOLD OUT
Date: 2013
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 70
Image size: 45 x 30 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Rakuchu Rakugai (Ancient City of Kyoto)
Title: Rakuchu Rakugai (Ancient City of Kyoto)
Date: 1998
Medium: Woodblock - Rare Print
Edition: Edition of only 5
Image size: 45 x 79.5 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Fireworks at Yokohama
Title: Fireworks at Yokohama
Date: 1992
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 30 x 23 cm
MORIMURA RAY: Five -Storied Pagoda - Hagurosan
Title: Five -Storied Pagoda - Hagurosan
Date: 1997
Medium: Woodblock
Edition: 50
Image size: 45 x 60 cm