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Tsukuba Yashiki-rin no aru ie (A House with windbreak trees at Tsukuba)

Koichi Maeda


** ON SALE **

This beautiful woodblock print "Tsukuba Yashiki-rin no aru ie" (A House with windbreak trees at Tsukuba) is by Koichi Maeda. This print is really bright and lively, full of light and wonderful colors with precision and details. Maeda is very interested in "Yashiki-rin" (Windbreak trees). Yashiki-rin (windbreak trees) around a home can reduce the cost of heating and cooling and save energy.  Maeda saw different types of Yashiki-rin (Windbreak trees) in several places. Each place has a different style, depending on the weather, including the amount of snow and winds that they encounter. Maeda tries to show the difference of Japanese Yashiki-rin in his prints. Obtaining Yashiki-rin near households is a very traditional Japanese way, under the Japanese culture with wisdom and experience. Its rarity is one of the many beautiful aspects of Yashiki-rin. I truly admire his passion for incorporating many aspects of Japanese culture in his woodblock prints. 

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 24 and 3/4 inches by 18 and 3/4 inches (62.5 x 47.3 cm)
Image size: 21 and 3/4 inches by 15 and 3/4 inches (55 x 40 cm)
Sheet number: 6/80
Date: 2010 
Signed: Hand signed in pencil by the artist
Condition: New condition. A tiny ink spot on the lower right margin and minor paper crease on the left margin, which will be easily matted out. A tiny white spot (on top of the mountain). It is very minor, just an inkless spot, however, I marked the price down. Please see the last picture. 




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