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- Gekko Kitayama-sugi (The Moonlit Cedar Forest in Kitayama, Kyoto) -

Masao Ido


The remarkable woodblock print "Gekko Kitayama-sugi" (The Moonlit Cedar Forest in Kitayama, Kyoto) is by Masao Ido (1945–2016). This print is part of the Twelve Months of Kyoto series. This smaller format print has a printed title and signature. The print perfectly captures the breathtaking night image of the immense cedar forest with ultra-straight cedar trees in Kitayama, Kyoto. The unique and striking pattern of lines and colors adds to the beauty of this piece. The moonlight glow at the top of the trees is mesmerizing. It comes with an original presentation folder and the artist’s comment for this print (only in Japanese).

Technique: Woodblock
Folder size : 11 and 7/8  x 9 and 1/2 inches (30 x 24.3 cm) 
Print paper size: 11 x 8 and 3/4 inches (28 x 22.3 cm)
Image size: 8 and 1/4 x 5 and 7/8 inches (21 x 15 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: N/A
Signed: Printed signature (not hand-signed) at the bottom margin.
Condition: Very good condition. Tape residue is present on the top margin corners due to previous mounting with tape onto the original folder and a faint ink smudge on the bottom margin (right side) which will be easily matted out.


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