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The beautiful black and white woodblock print "Yakushiji no tou" (The Pagoda at Yakushi-ji Temple) is by Kihei Sasajima (1906-1993). This print captures the majestic view of a pagoda at Yakushi-ji Temple, a Buddhist temple in Nara, Japan. Limited edition size of only 50 sheets. Printed on very thin washi paper. Unique texture with heavy embossing by the Takuzuri technique. This technique involves spraying a mist onto paper to give it moisture and transferring the designs of the protruding sections by pressing against them forcefully. His Takuzuri prints are really powerful with his own technique of relief printing.
Kihei Sasajima was born in 1906 in Tochigi prefecture. His artworks were influenced by his teacher Shiko Munakata and Unichi Hiratsuka. He dedicated his life to black and white woodblock prints created in Takuzuri. His collectors are worldwide.
Technique: Woodblock (Takuzuri)
Print size: 13 and 5/8 x 10 and 1/2 inches tall (34.5 x 27 cm)
Image size: 12 and 1/4 x 9 inches tall (31 x 23 cm)
Backing paper size: 15 and 1/2 x 11 and 3/8 inches tall (39.5 x 29 cm)
Sheet number: 21/50
Signed: Artist hand-signed on the bottom margin
Condition: Reduced price due to the condition. Still mounted to the top edge of its original backing paper. The original backing paper has creases, and discoloration on the corners as shown. The print has a very slight stain on the upper left area, it is hardly noticeable unless pointed out. Please see the pictures.
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