"KISERU" (Pipe) this extremely rare woodblock is by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition 118 of 450. Limited edition size of 450 sheets. Carver name; Kentaro Maeda, Printer name; Ritsuzo Sato on the lower right margin. Yuyudo Publisher seal on the lower left margin. Large red "Tatsumi Kenin" seal in lower margin reads, "Tatsumi seal of approval". Soft bokashi shading on background. There is an interesting notation about this print in book on Tatsumi's works. "The hand does not reach in the itchy place. The pipe, has done the hand substituting of the grandchild. It is not wise to do such a thing with public..." However, probably this mature woman's gesture looked very cute and sexy in Tatsumi's eyes.
Paper size: 19 by 16 and 1/4 inches (48 x 41 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/2 by 14 and 3/4 inches (44.7 x 37.3 cm)
Sheet number: 118/450
Signed: Artist name“Tatsumi” and red seal located in lower left of image
Condition: Excellent condition.