Seirei no Mai (Dance of Eternal Love)

Toshi Yoshida


Wonderful woodblock print "Seirei no Mai" (Dance of Eternal Love) is by Toshi Yoshida. First printed in 1970. This is a later edition. The beautiful image of dancing two cranes in the snow. Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida", English title "Dance of Eternal Love" (impressed) on the bottom margin.  Japanese title "Seirei no Mai", artist name "Toshi" in Japanese, and artist red seal on the lower right of the image.  Later printing stamp "atozuri" and printer's stamp "Shinkichi Numabe" on verso as shown.

The red-crowned crane, also called  Japanese crane is a large East Asian crane among the rarest cranes in the world. In some parts of its range, it is known as a symbol of luck, longevity, and fidelity.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 19 and 3/4 x 15 inches (50 x 38 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/2 x 13 inches (44.5 x 33 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1970, This print is later edition from original blocks.
Signed: Block-signed "Toshi Yoshida" on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition.