The wonderful black and white woodblock print "Kisshōten" (The Goddess of Beauty, Fortune, and Prosperity) is by Kihei Sasajima (1906-1993). Printed on very thin washi paper. Unique texture with heavy embossing by the Takuzuri technique. This technique involves spraying a mist onto paper to give it moisture and transferring the designs of the protruding sections by pressing against them forcefully. His Takuzuri prints are really powerful with his own technique of relief printing.
Kihei Sasajima was born in 1906 in Tochigi prefecture. His artworks were influenced by his teacher Shiko Munakata and Unichi Hiratsuka. He dedicated his life to black and white woodblock prints created in Takuzuri. His collectors are worldwide.
Technique: Woodblock (Takuzuri)
Print size: 10 and 1/8 x 11 and 1/8 inches tall (25.5 x 28.3 cm)
Image size: 8 and 3/4 x 9 inches tall (22.5 x 23 cm)
Backing paper size: 10 and 1/2 x 14 and 3/4 inches tall (26.5 x 37.5 cm)
Sheet number: 52/100
Signed: Artist hand-signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Overall very good condition. Still mounted to the top edge of its original backing paper. Please see the pictures.
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