Rakushisha no fuyu (Rakushisha Poet's Hut in Winter)

Masao Ido


Truly beautiful woodblock print "Rakushisha no fuyu" (Rakushisha Poet's Hut in Winter) is by Masao Ido. "Rakushisha" is a quaint hermit's cottage which was once the home of one of haiku master Matsuo Basho's disciples. Serene snow image with beautiful contrast. This print shows the winter beauty of Kyoto. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 20 and 1/8 x 11 inches (51 x 28 cm)
Image size: 17 and 1/2 x 8 and 1/4 inches (44 x 21 cm)
Sheet number: 83/250 
Date: 1996
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by artist on the bottom margin
Condition: Good condition with minor paper toning. Minor paper crease at the lower left margin (corner). Minor ink smudge into left margin (edge). A few brown spots on the margin. (unfortunately, one of them is visible on the bottom) Please see the pictures.