Boke (Japanese Quince)

Shodo Kawarazaki


Published by Unsodo. Japanese title, Unsodo seal, Shinmi printer's seal, Nagashima carver's seal and "Gei" watermark in left margin. "Shodo" characters in uuper right of image. Genuine Japanese woodblock print. Undated. This later impression from original blocks. This floral design is used for a family crest (house symbol) of a venerable Samurai (what is famous, Nobunaga Oda etc...). This flower symbolize "pioneer" and "leader". Very Japanese mood.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 7/8 inches by 16 inches (27.5 x 40.5 cm)
Image size: 9 and 1/2 inches by 14 and 1/4 inches (24.2 x 36.2 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: "Shodo" characters in lower left of image.
Condition: Pristine condition. Wonderful details with typical Unsodo printer's tiny "ink smudge" in right margin.