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- Hozuki -

Masako Hotta


This is a small size woodblock print that is made for the calendar in those days. Published by Yoneda Hanga Kobo. This handmade woodblock print would be the perfect decor for your little space or a little gift for someone. 

Hozuki (Ground Cherry/ Chinese Lantern Plant)  is a seasonal word for summer in Japan. Especially, Hozuki-Ichi (The Hozuki fair) has been held for more than 200 years at the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa, Tokyo every summer. Many visitors buy potted plants with orange color seedpods that look like paper lanterns, It is said that adults and children could recover from illness if they swallowed one of the berries. 

Artist: Masako Hotta
Technique: Woodblock

Paper size: 7 and 3/4 inches by 5 and 5/8inches (19.5 x 14.2 cm)
Image size: 5 and 3/4 inches by 3 and 7/8 inches (14.8 x 10 cm)
Date: 1990
Signed: Artist's red seal "Masa" on the lower right. 
Condition: Very good condition. 


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