The wonderful woodblock print "Hinata Bokko" (Cat Basking in the Sun) is by Susumu Yamaguchi (1897-1983). Dated "'80" and sheet number 178/200 on the bottom margin in pencil by the artist. Artist's round seal "Yama" (mountain mark) on the lower right corner of the image and the artist's square red seal "Yamaguchi Susumu" in Kanji on the lower right margin. Woodgrains and dried persimmons add an idyllic atmosphere to this handmade print. This print is one of his most popular prints.
Susumu Yamaguchi was born in 1897 in Nagano, Japan. His handmade print which combines strength and softness continues to fascinate people both inside and outside of Japan. He created many wonderful woodblock prints with the theme of the mountains of Shinshu. (His hometown) So this cat print is very unique.
Paper size: 16 and 1/2 inches by 13 and 1/8 inches. (42 x 33.5 cm)
Image size: 15 and 1/4 inches by 11 and 1/2 inches. (38.5 x 29.2 cm)
Sheet number: 178/200
Signed: Artist round seal "Yama" (mountain mark) on the lower right corner of the image and artist square red seal "Yamaguchi Susumu" in Kanji on the lower right margin.
Condition: Very good condition with minor toning. Minor ink smudge and slight paper scuffing on the bottom margin as shown. Once taped on the bottom of the verso. (center)
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