Negai no Sakura (Cherry Blossoms full of wishes)

Kazuyuki Ohtsu


Amazing woodblock print "Negai no Sakura" (Cherry Blossoms full of wishes) is by Kazuyuki Ohtsu.  I asked Mr. Ohtsu about this print. This print recounts a very romantic story. This location (Fukushima prefecture) - where the cherry blossoms stand, was a meeting place for couples in the Japanese movie "First Love". After they meet, the couples would wish for their happiness together as a couple, This cherry tree would become a popular spot for couples. Mr. Ohtsu wanted to depict the warm romantic atmosphere surrounding this cherry tree. An image full of spring flowers with precision. Wonderful print. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 22 and 3/4  x 17 inches (58 x 43 cm)
Image size: 20 and 1/2 x 14 and 3/4 inches (52 x 37 cm)
Sheet number: 15/88
Date: 2018
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by artist on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition.