Itokenaku...... (Innocent Young Bird)

Kaoru Saito


Limited edition size of only 85 sheets. Very adorable print. "Itokenaku" from "The Tale of Genji", which was written by Lady Murasaki-shikibu in the Heian Period. The novel chronicled the life of prince Genji and the people around him in the court. Countless stories, films, poems and paintings have been made after this classic masterpiece of Japanese literature.

Technique: Mezzotint etching
Paper size: 15 inches wide by 17 and 3/4 inches tall (38 x 45cm)
Image size: 8 and 5/8 inches wide by 8 and 3/4 inches tall (21.8 x 22.6cm)
Sheet number: 74/85
Date: 1984
Signed: Pencil signed by the artist
Condition: Pristine condition