Very pretty etching print "Hone gai no hana" (Flower of the Shell) is by Nobuo Sato (1926- ) Amazing contrast and colors. The subjects are very realistic and beautiful. Japanese title "Hone gai no hana" (Flower of the Shell) and dated "'84" on the bottom margin.
Technique: Mezzotint etching
Paper size: 12 inches wide by 9 and 5/8 inches tall (30.2 x 24.5 cm)
Image size: 7 and 1/8 inches wide by 5 and 1/8 inches tall (18 x 13 cm)
Sheet number: 67/111
Date: Printed in 1984
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist
Condition: Very good condition. Minor toning on the right margin (edge) and a pinhead size ink spot on the left margin (edge) which are not noticeable and will be easily matted out.