Shoji - Early Summer Rain

Seiji Sano


Amazing woodblock print "Gogatsu amaru" (Early Summer Rain) is by Seiji Sano. An image of early summer with wonderful colors. This is one of my favorite Sano print. It shows fresh green tatami mat with a fan which has bamboo with a wind bell design; and hydrangea in the rain glazing over the shoji (door/ window). Please notice a frog in the bush. It is so adorable. Please see the last picture. Limited edition size is only 70. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 14 and 1/4 x 18 and 3/4 inches (36.2 x 47.5 cm)
Image size: 12 x 16 and 1/2 inches (30.5 x 42 cm)
Sheet number: 11/70
Date: 2012
Signed: Hand signed by pencil on the bottom margin
Condition: Pristine condition. Minor ink spots into the right bottom margin which will be easily matted out. 

Collections: Seiji Sano ( 1959 - )