Welcome to SAKURA FINE ARTWe specialize in Meiji, shin hanga, sosaku hanga and contemporary Japanese woodblock prints, etchings, and specialty prints. Personal relationships with contemporary artists and vendors have been developed over generations. We physically hand select each print in Japan. We are continually expanding our galleries and occasionally releasing items from our own private collection. Most items are one of a kind. Our inventory is constantly changing which requires us to update often. Several times a week is not uncommon.
A refreshing woodblock print "Asayake no Fuji" (Mt. Fuji of the Morning Glow) is Koichi Maeda. Out of print. This is the last copy we have. The strong texture on thick Japanese washi paper. Bright and lively, full of light and wonderful colors with the precision and details characteristic of this artist. Limited edition of only 80 prints. This amazing print brings tranquility and relaxation into any room.
Paper size: 18 and 1/8 inches by 13 and 1/2 inches (46 x 34.2 cm)
Image size: 15 and 5/8 inches by 10 and 1/2 inches (39.5 x 26.7 cm)
Sheet number: 28/80
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by the artist
Condition: Pristine condition with full margins. A few faint ink smudges into left margin edge which will be easily matted out.
Amazing woodblock print "Haru wo matsu" (Waiting for spring) is Kazuyuki Ohtsu. This print is long out of print. Very serene Japanese snow image. Torii gate is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of Shinto shrine. The Torii gate assures us this is a special place. We are reminded of a different world of spiritual bliss where our soul is renewed. I hope this beautiful print gives peaceful mind to everybody.
Paper size: 23 and 1/2 inches by 17 and 3/4 inches (60 x 45 cm)
Image size: 20 and 3/4 inches by 15 inches (53 x 38 cm)
Sheet number: 98/100
Signed: Signed "Kazuyuki Ohtsu" in pencil by the artist on the bottom.
Condition: Pristine condition
Very powerful and energetic print "Katsuo bune" (Bonito Fishing Boat) is by Shiro Kasamatsu. This print shows the dynamics of fishing very well with the combination of bold lines and simple contrast. I can feel the strong passion of the fishermen and the very intense mood of this print. Title "Katsuo bune" (Bonito Fishing Boat), dated "1977" on the bottom margin. Extremely rare self-published print. These old self-published prints are hard to find nowadays. In addition, this print is also very large in size, which is also rare.
Paper size: 21 and 3/4 x 16 and 1/2 inches (55 x 42 cm)
Image size: 19 and 5/8 x 14 and 1/2 inches (50 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: 23/100
Signed: Hand signed "Shiro Kasamatsu" and red seal at the bottom of the image.
Condition: Very good condition for its age. Typical ink smudges on the margin and natural paper wrinkle into the top margin as shown.
This gorgeous print "Kogenji no Yamazakura (Tokyo)" (Mountain Cherry at Kogenji Temple, Tokyo) is by Hajime Namiki. Already framed. This wooden frame is a perfect match with this lovely woodblock print. Ready to hang on your wall and enjoy this print. Truly outstanding details and beautiful colors. This print is as remarkable as the tree itself. Signed "Hajime Namiki" with red seal, limited edition number 2/200, date and the title in pencil on the lower margin. Please see the details of tree trunk and flowers. Incredible delicate, wonderful shading and a great composition. This large print brings the luxurious mood to your room. Absolutely stunning!
Sorry, we will ship this large framed print inside the US only for safety reasons.
Kogenji no Yamazakura, Tokyo
This 400 years old cherry tree is at the entrance of Kogenji temple in Akiruno city, Tokyo. Also, this cherry tree is called one of three huge cherry trees in Tokyo.
Framed size: 33 inches by 23 and 1/2 inches (84 x 60 cm)
Image size (inside mat): 25 and 1/2 by 15 and 3/4 inches (65 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: 2/200
Signed: Artist signed "Hajime Namiki" by pencil on the bottom margin.
Condition: The print and frame are both in new condition. A tiny ink spot on the bottom margin. (center part)
This amazing print "NOTRE-DAME PARIS" is by Kiyoshi Saito. This woodblock print shows simple beauty. Saito's Paris series are infrequently ever found on the market for sale. This is from an old estate in Japan. Already framed and ready to hang on your wall. Signed, titled and numbered by the artist in pencil along the lower margin. This limited edition size of only 150 sheets. This print is one of my favorite prints. One of his finest work. This masterpiece would be a great addition to your collection. I took pictures with glass. Sorry, my pictures have some reflection.
Frame size: 19 and 1/2 inches wide by 24 and 3/4 inches tall. (49.5 cm x 63 cm)
Image size: (inside mat) 7 inches wide by 17 inches tall. (30.5 cm x 43 cm)
Sheet number: 43/150
Signed: Hand brush signed "Kiyoshi Saito" on the lower left of image
Condition: The print looks to be in excellent condition. (not examined outside frame) The frame is in new condition as well.
This amazing woodblock print "Ouka Ranbu" (Cherry Blossoms at Night boisterous Dance) is by Shufu Miyamoto. This print just speaks by itself. This cherry blossom print inspire you to Japanese beauty. Extra large size. Limited edition size was 200 sheets. This pencil signed by the artist, and titled in Japanese by the artist. Paper has deeply embossed seal in Japanese in bottom margin. Strong texture on thick French paper. Very strong colors and beautiful silver mica. This print is a wonderful dreamlike mood and true romantic. This print is Miyamoto's master piece.
Paper size: 27 and 3/4 inches wide by 20 and 1/8 inches tall (70.5 x 51 cm)
Image size: 25 and 1/4 inches wide by 18 inches tall (64 x 46 cm)
Sheet number: 114/200
Signed: Artist hand-signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition. Minor ink smudge on the margin which will be easily matted out.
This fabulous hand drawing "Tamugimata no Fuyu '08" (Tamugimata at Winter) is by Hiroto Norikane. His original drawing for his etching is only one exist never before offered to the public. He drew on very traditional cream color handmade washi paper, backing paper also beautiful white washi paper. Drawing and his papers show very Japanese warm, and romantic mood. He used sumi ink, colored pencils, and watercolors. His original drawing is extremely special collector item.
Paper size: 7 and 1/2 inches wide by 6 and 1/4 inches tall (19.5 x 16 cm)
Drawing part size: 6 by 4 and 1/4 inches (15.3 x 10.7 cm)
Signed: Hand signed by the artist on the right bottom of the image.
Condition: Good condition, some faint spots on the verso as shown, it does not show through the front.
Personally, I like this print. Very tranquil and relaxed mood. Please excuse my poor pictures which do not do this print justice. The silver background is extremely difficult to capture.
Paper size: 16 and 3/8 inches by 10 inches (42.2 x 25.2 cm)
Image size: 13 and 1/2 by 7 inches (34 x 18 cm)
Sheet number: 275/500
Signed: Artist signed "Hajime Namiki" by pencil on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition.