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The wonderful black and white woodblock print "Kisshōten K" (The Goddess of Beauty, Fortune, and Prosperity) is by Kihei Sasajima (1906-1993). Printed on very thin washi paper. This is a pencil signed by the artist, edition number, date, and title in Japanese on the bottom margin. The artist's red seal in the lower right corner of the image. 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: 13 and 3/8 x 13 and 3/4 inches tall (34 x 35 cm)
Image size: 12 x 12 inches tall (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Backing paper size: 15 and 1/2 x 15 and 7/8 inches tall (39.5 x 40.5 cm)
Sheet number: 62/100
Signed: Artist hand-signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Reduced price due to the condition. Some spots on the margins, as shown. Fortunately, there are no spots or foxing in the image. The spots on the margins will be matted out. The image itself is beautiful. It is still mounted at the top edge of its original backing paper. Please see the pictures.
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