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Sekino's cute episode

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Keiko Sakura Fine Art

When I was reading an old art magazine, I found an interesting short essay by J. Sekino. Mr. Sekino was attending a big party. He was elated because a very attractive woman sat next to him.

He introduced himself to this lady, she replied with, “ I know you, Mr. Sekino you create many grave prints. You are that artist.” He did not expect this reply. He thought that she didn't know about the artist “Junichiro Sekino.”  It made him so happy that from then on he just kept producing woodblock prints with the grave subject. I read how his personality was cute and humorous. I was really intrigued and humored by this little excerpt from his life. It is very interesting to find out little things about artists that we might have never known!

Sorry, they are not for sale.

 

 

News from Shufu Miyamoto

Posted on February 03, 2017 by Keiko Sakura Fine Art

 

Miyamoto produced wonderful woodblock prints for the world heritage registration promotion for Munakata Taisha Shrine. Munakata Taisha is a collection of three Shinto shrines located in Munakata, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. His woodblock prints show the best image of his home city. It shows the beauty of Munakata city with his great technique. I love his artwork because his artwork is incredibly beautiful with very elegant taste. He is a well known great oil painting artist as well. Now he is working to help promote his home city and traditional Japanese woodblock which he loves most. I just wanted to share his passion with you.

Six scenes of Munakata; 

Ed 100, Size; 27.0 x 35.5 cm (10.60 x 14 inches)

If you have any questions about these prints, please contact us.

 Miyamoto and Mayor of Munakata city in the Yomiuri newspaper.

Wishing you the gifts of the season - Peace, Joy, Hope

Posted on December 07, 2015 by Keiko Sakura Fine Art

We all wish you a happy holiday season our sincere thanks for your goodwill and loyalty
throughout the past year we look forward to meeting you next year!!