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- Kiku (Chrysanthemum) - First edition -

Shodo Kawarazaki


The beautiful flower woodblock print "Kiku"(Chrysanthemum) is by Kodo Kawarazaki 河原崎晃洞 (another name Shodo Kawarazaki 河原崎奨堂). This is the first edition and was printed in 1950. Published by Unsodo. Older Unsodo seal on the lower right margin. The title "Kiku", the artist name "Kawarazaki Kodo", and the date "Showa 25 nen saku" are in Japanese on the left margin. "Kodo" seal on the lower right corner of the image. Very hard to find Shodo's first edition print nowadays. Gorgeous chrysanthemum print with beautiful colors.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 10 and 3/8 inches by 15 and 3/8 inches (26.5 x 39 cm)
Image size: 9 and 3/8 inches by 14 and 3/8 inches (23.8 x 36.2 cm)
Sheet number: N/A
Date: First edition dated Showa 25 nen (1950)
Signed: "Kodo" characters in the lower right corner of the image.
Condition: Overall good condition with toning from its age. A natural paper wrinkle on the upper right. A few minor spots/foxing in the image. Some minor soils or ink stains on the lower corners as shown. Please see the picture. 


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