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- Raijin-zu (Thunder God) -

Sotatsu Tawaraya


The phenomenal woodblock print 'Raijin-zu' (Thunder God) is by Sotatsu Tawaraya (year of birth and death unknown), a renowned Japanese Nihon-ga painter of the Rinpa school. Originally painted during the Edo period (17th century) as a pair of two-fold screens (Wind God and Thunder God), they have been national treasures and true masterpieces. This print was published by Tansei-sha in 1983. The publisher seal, printer's name 'Kurazo Yoneda,' and carver's name 'Sadao Uetani' are located in the left margin. It comes with an original explanation paper. (only Japanese, no English) We recommend displaying the ’Raijin-zu' (Thunder God) and ’Fujin-zu’ (Wind God) prints together like the originals.

Technique: Woodblock
Print size: 20 inches wide by 16 and 1/8 inches tall (51 x 41 cm)
Image size: 17 and 3/4 by 15 inches (45.2 x 38.5 cm) 

Sheet number: N/A
Date: Originally in Edo, this was printed in 1983 
Signed: N/A
Condition: Excellent condition. Once tipped on the top corners of the verso. Please see the pictures.


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