(Japan 1948 – )
49.0 x 40.0 cm image; 66.0 x 50.0 cm sheet
Born in Aichi Prefecture and a graduate of the Aichi Educational University, Takabatake now resides in Gifu.
Takabatake works as a graphic designer and book illustrator as well as producing prints. His droll poster-coloured cartoons are light-hearted assessments of the urban working-person's life. His interest is to give some simple, humorous relief to the mundaneness of everyday life. With regard to this print he shows Thursday man who works the hardest on Thursdays - after that he can rest.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints: The Urban Bonsai, 1992, pg. 89.
Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Japanese Prints : The Urban Bonsai, Sydney, 1992, 89, 91 (colour illus.). cat.no. 56
The Urban Bonsai: