Igei no Gajimaru, Okinawa (The 300 Years old Banyan Tree, Okinawa)

Hajime Namiki


Newly released print. Truly gorgeous tree print. Please see the details of unique tree trunk. Incredibly delicate and great composition. This print shows Namiki's great skill and artistic maturity. Many people love this old tree that made it through WW2, surviving deforestation that occurred during the Battle of Okinawa. Okinawa people says that tree spirit lives in the Gajimaru (Banyan tree) and can only be seen by children because they are still pure of heart. When I see this print, it brings warmth to hearts. Please excuse my poor pictures which do not do this print justice.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 27 and 1/2 inches by 18 and 1/2 inches (70 x 47 cm)
Image size: 24 and 1/2 inches by 15 inches (62 x 38 cm)
Sheet number: 2/200
Date: 2016
Signed: Artist signed "Hajime Namiki" by pencil on the bottom margin.
Condition: Pristine condition