The beautiful woodblock print "Shiki Kacho -zu" (Birds and Flowers of the Four seasons) is by Hoitsu Sakai (1761–1828). Hoitsu Sakai was a very famous Japanese Nihon-ga painter of the Rinpa school. He is known for having revived the style and popularity of Korin Ogata, and for having created a number of reproductions of Kōrin's work. This print was published by Kyoto Tansei-sha in 1983 as a limited edition of 100. Publisher seal, edition number, printer's name "Kurazo Yoneda", and carver's name "Sadao Uetani" in the left margin. Sprinkled gold leaves into the image. Very elegant and sophisticated design.
It comes with an original explanation paper. (sorry, only Japanese, no English)
Print size: 14 and 3/8 inches wide by 19 and 1/2 inches tall (36.5 x 49.5 cm)
Image size: 12 and 7/8 by 17 and 3/4 inches (32.8 x 45.2 cm)
Sheet number: 23/100
Date: Originally in Edo, this was printed in 1983
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor paper crease on the top margin edge and minor ink smudge on the right and bottom margin which will be easily matted out. Once tipped and tape residue on the top corners of the verso. Please see the pictures.
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