"Botan ni Cho" (Peony and Butterfly) by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, Ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Paper size is 15 and 5/8 inches by 10 and 3/4 inches. Originally in Edo period, thus re-covered edition was made on unknown date. Genuine Japanese handmade woodblock print. Dark wash to simulate aged look. Signature "Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu" on the lower left of image. "Takamizawa" publisher seal, "Kikuta Kojiro" carver seal and "Hashizume Mitsuo" printer seal on the verso. Very Japanese mood. It has original presentation folder and explanation paper. Very elegant print.
Hokusai did his "flowers and birds" either in large horizontal framed or in medium - sized vertical ones. In both cases, his "flowers and birds" bear strong influences of Chinese schools of painting marked with realistic touches - unlike Hiroshige's which are plain and lightcolored. They remind us of the patterns in dyed cloths woven by the Chinese during the Ming dynasty. The luxurious touch of this Hokusai work seems to show the extent of cultural ripeness attained by the Japanese under the Tokugawa shogunate.
This reproduction is based on a well - preserved original in the Gale collection of the United States.
Paper size: 15 and 5/8 inches by 10 and 3/4 inches
Signed: Signature "Zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu" on the lower left of image.
Condition: Excellent condition. Full margins.
The most iconic Japanese woodblock print "Gaifu Kaisei" (Fine Wind, Clear Morning) is by Hokusai Katsushika.(1760-1849) Re - carved edition. Smaller size than regular Oban size. Very striking "Red Mt. Fuji" print. This "Red Mt Fuji" and "Great Wave" are the two most popular and recognized master pieces by Hokusai.
Print size: 12 and 1/2 x 8 and 5/8 inches (32 x 22 cm)
Image size: 11 and 3/8 x 7 iand 7/8 inches (29 x 20 cm)
Signed: Title and sign on the upper left corner
Condition: Pristine condition. Still tipped on folder as shown.
This striking woodblock print " Shimotsuke Kurokamiyama Kirifuri no taki" (Kirifuri Waterfall at Mt, Kurokami in Shimotsuke) is by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). This is most popular print of Hokusai's waterfall series. Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, Ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Paper size is 11 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 5/8 inches. Originally in Edo period, this re-covered edition, probably mid Showa era. Genuine Japanese handmade woodblock print. Still tipped on original presentation holder. Title on the upper right of image. Signature and red seals. (publisher seal and Kiwame seal) on the lower right of image. Very nice embossing and strong colors. Absolutely striking image. This is one of Hokusai's master pieces. It comes with original presentation cover with note. This fantastic print was published by Kaiseisha / Ooedo mokuhansha. Carver is Torazo Matsuda, Printer is Isamu Nakai who are belong to "List of Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties" in Japan. Approved by Keizaburo Yamaguchi, Recommended by Seiichiro Takahashi they are both very important in Ukiyo-e society. This is really high quality and best re-print of many re-prints by several publishers which I have ever seen.
Kegon fall, Urami fall and the Kirifuri fall are recognized as the finest three waterfalls of Nikko since early times. The fall is divided into two steps of upper and lower side. The upper side is 25 meters high, and lower side is 26 meters high. The total height is 75 meters. The water of the lower side of the fall hit the rocks as if fog comes down. By the way, Kirifuri literally means coming down of fog. It became the name of this waterfall.
Paper size: 11 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 5/8 inches
Signed: Signature and red seals. (publisher seal and Kiwame seal) on the lower right of image.
Condition: Excellent Condition. Minor paper toned on the edge of paper on the left margin which will be easily matted out. margins.
The most iconic Japanese woodblock print "The Great Wave" is by Hokusai Katsushika.(1760-1849) This print was published by Adachi publisher in Japan. Re - carved edition. Smaller size than regular Oban size. The print and framing are both in absolutely new / pristine condition . Ready to hang on the wall and enjoy this fabulous print! This is a perfect gift for someone who loves Japanese art.
Frame size: 16 and 1/4 x 13 inches (41 x 33 cm)
Image size (Inside mat): 10 and 1/4 x 7 inches (25.8 x 17.5 cm)
Signed: Title and sign on the upper left corner.
Condition: Pristine condition, new print, new mat, new frame.