MORE CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

THIS PAGE OFFERS A SELECTION OF RARE FIRST EDITION ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINTS.

ARTISTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.

KIMURA, YOSHIHARU
MAEDA, KOICHI
MORIMURA, RAI
NAGAI, KYOSHI
OHTSU, KAZUYUKI
OSANAI, TOSHIKAGE
TANAKA, YOKO

KIMURA, YOSHIHARU

YOSHIHARU KIMURA was born in Tokyo in 1934. He has Gained High Recognition in Japan and Internationally from 1957 when he Won a Prize for his Work at the Nihon Banga-in Exhibition. Among his Other Extremely Successful Shows there has Been One Man Exhibitions at the Odakyu Department Store in Japan and in Philadelphia in the USA.

ALL OUR ORIGINAL FIRST LIMITED EDITION WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY YOSHIHARU KIMURA ARE HAND SIGNED, TITLED, DATED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL AND SHOW HIS RED ARTIST’S SEAL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.

ALL are in AS NEW CONDITION, and are PRINTED ON WASHI, traditional Japanese paper.

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3644 A RED OWL IN THE MOONLIGHT SOLD THANK YOU

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3644 A RED OWL IN THE MOONLIGHT
NUMBER: NUMBER 61 OF ONLY 75 EVER CREATED
DATED: 2006
SIZE: 28cm x 23cm (11 inches x 9 inches)
PRICE: Aust$324.50 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$295 SOLD
THANK YOU AND THIS SCENE IS NOW OUT OF PRINT

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3669 OWL UNDER A RISING MOON

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3669 OWL UNDER A RISING MOON
A LARGE RARE EARLY SCENE
NUMBER: NUMBER 38 OF ONLY 85 EVER CREATED
DATED: 2000
SIZE: 38cm x 33cm (15 inches x 13 inches)
PRICE: Aust$506 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$460

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3670 OWL AND FLOWERS

YOSHIHARU KIMURA: #P3670 OWL AND FLOWERS
A LARGE, VERY RARE EARLY SCENE
NUMBER: VERY LOW NUMBER 2 OF ONLY 85 EVER CREATED
DATED: 1997
SIZE: 38cm x 33cm (15 inches x 13 inches)
PRICE: Aust$605 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$550

MAEDA, KOICHI

KOICHI MAEDA was Born in Tokyo in 1936. He is a Lecturer at SBS Gakuen, Shizuoka city, Shizuok Shunyo-kai member of a number of Professional Associations including Shunyo-kai, The Japan Artists Association and the Shizuoka Prefecture Woodblock Printers Association. Between 1961 and 1979 His Woodblocks were Exhibited through Nihon Hanga Kyokai and a number of other venues where he has won awards including the Art Festival Award at the Shizuoka Prefecture Art Festival in 1978 and 1979, the Mayor’s Award at the Exhibition of Shizuoka Prefecture Woodblock Print Show in 1997. His work is highly sought after by collectors in the U.S.A..

Koichi Maeda’s woodblocks are all hand signed, dated, titled and numbered limited editions.

Koichi Maeda: #P1940  AT THE SEA SIDE

Maeda, Koichi: #P1940 AT THE SEA SIDE
A VERY EARLY SCENE
Hand Titled, Signed, Dated “89” = 1989 and Numbered 53 of ONLY 200 ever created in pencil by the Artist.
SIZE: 43.5cm x 32cm (17.6 inches x 12.6 inches)
AS NEW CONDITION – HELD IN SAFE STORAGE SINCE PURCHASED.
PRICE: AU$850 for export
AU$935 Including GST

Koichi Maeda: #P2870 TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN RURAL JAPAN

Maeda, Koichi: #P2870 TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN RURAL JAPAN
Hand Titled, Signed, Dated “04” + 2004 and Numbered 11 of ONLY 80
ever created in pencil by the Artist.
SIZE: 45cm x 33cm (17.7 inches x 13 inches)
AS NEW CONDITION – HELD IN SAFE STORAGE SINCE PURCHASED.
PRICE: AU$800 for export
AU$880 Including GST

I WILL BE SEARCHING FOR MORE SCENES BY THIS ARTIST ON MY NEXT TRIP TO JAPAN SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE EXAMPLES.

MORIMURA, RAI

RAI MORIMURA was Born in Tokyo in 1948 and Graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University. By the Year 2000 his Work was much in Demand and he held a Solo Exhibition in the Following Year at Kanazawa, Ishikawa. In 2002 another Solo Exhibtion of his Work was Shown at the Azuma Gallery in Seattle which Consolidated International Demand for his Work and in the Following Years Regular Solo Shows in Tokyo Have Been Popular and Sell Out Events.

RAI MORIMURA: #P3813 CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN YANAKA, UENO

RAI MORIMURA: #P3813 CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN YANAKA, UENO
Hand Titled, Signed, Dated “94” (1994) and Numbered 10 of ONLY 50 ever created in pencil by the Artist with the artist’s red seal in the bottom right margin.
NUMBER: LOW NUMBER 10 of ONLY 50 This Limited Edition is now sold out so this print is now Very Rare and a Prime Art Investment.
SIZE: 40.5cm x 30.5cm (16 inches x 12 inches)
NEW CONDITION PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST.
PRICE: AU$1420 for export
AU$1562 Including GST SOLD THANK YOU.
THIS SCENE MAY BE AVAILABLE BY ORDER ON MY NEXT TRIP TO JAPAN IN NOVEMBER – CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

RAI MORIMURA: #P3815 WAREHOUSE IN TOKYO

RAI MORIMURA: #P3815 WAREHOUSE IN TOKYO
Hand Titled, Signed, Dated”97″ and Numbered 20 of ONLY 50
ever created in pencil by the Artist with the artist’s red seal in the bottom right margin.
NUMBER: 20 of ONLY 50 This Limited Edition is now sold out so this print is now Very Rare and a Prime Art Investment.
SIZE: 30.5cm x 30.5cm (16 inches x 12 inches)
NEW CONDITION PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST.
PRICE: AU$1250 for export
AU$1375 Including GST

RAI MORIMURA: #P3815 CRUMBLING WALL

RAI MORIMURA: #P3815 CRUMBLING WALL
Hand Titled, Signed, Dated”96″ and Numbered LOW NUMBER 15 of ONLY 50
ever created in pencil by the Artist with the artist’s red seal in the bottom right margin.
NUMBER: 15 of ONLY 50 This Limited Edition is now sold out so this print is now Very Rare and a Prime Art Investment.
SIZE: 40.5cm x 30.5cm (16 inches x 12 inches)
NEW CONDITION PURCHASED DIRECTLY FROM THE ARTIST.
PRICE: AU$1250 for export
AU$1375 Including GST SOLD THANK YOU
THIS SCENE MAY BE AVAILABLE BY ORDER ON MY NEXT TRIP TO JAPAN IN NOVEMBER – CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

I AM HOPING TO FIND OF THIS GREAT ARTIST’S WORK ON MY NEXT TRIP TO FIND BUT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO SOURCE.

NAGAI, KYOSHI

KYOSHI NAGAI was born in Tokyo in 1911 and studied western painting at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He began making woodblock prints in 1946 creating Limited Edition Scenes of rural houses and landscapes. He was a member of the Japanese Print Association and won acclaim for his work in the International Tokyo Print Biennale. He died in 1984 and his work has become very difficult to find since then.

KYOSHI NAGAI: #P4223 LODGING HOUSE UNDER SNOW

KYOSHI NAGAI: #P4223 LODGING HOUSE UNDER SNOW
Hand Signed, Hand Titled “Lodging House Under Snow”, Hand Dated 1970 and Hand Numbered 41/157 All in Pencil By the Artist. It Shows a Superb Snow Scene, is a Rare Example of this Formidable Artist’s Work, is in As New Condition, Has Never Been Framed and Measures a Very Large 59cm x 47.5cm (23.2 inches x 18.6 inches).
PRICE: AU$850 For Export
AU$935 Including GST for Australian Buyers

OHTSU, KAZUYUKI

KAZUYUKI OHTSU was born in Isezaki City, Gunma Province in 1935. His study of woodblock print making began in 1954 when he began working as an assistant to Kiyoshi Saito who was one of the leading artists of the Sosaku Hanga Movement. Under this great artists tutorage Ohstu learned every facet of print making from painting the original designs and carving the individual woodblocks to the hand printing of the final artform and he has maintained these skills until the present day. All of his woodblock prints are created totally by himself in the great Sosaku Hanga Tradition.

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3813 RED CAMELLIA and BAMBOO

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3813 RED CAMELLIA and BAMBOO
PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST – PRISTINE CONDITION
HAND SIGNED, TITLED – RED CAMELLIA, DATED 2003 and NUMBERED 29 of ONLY 75 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom right of the scene.
Size: 49cm x 37cm (19.3 inches x 14.6 inches)
Price: Aust$1265 Including GST
Export: Aust$1150

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3810 OH, IT’S A RABBIT

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3810 OH, IT'S A RABBIT
PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST – PRISTINE CONDITION
HAND SIGNED, TITLED – OH, IT’S A RABBIT, DATED 2009 and NUMBERED 41 of ONLY 100 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom right of the scene.
Size: 32cm x 25cm (12.5 inches x 9.9 inches)
Price: Aust$550 Including GST
Export: Aust$500

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3811 REMAINING PERSIMMONS

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P3811 REMAINING PERSIMMONS
PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST – PRISTINE CONDITION
HAND SIGNED, TITLED, DATED 2007 and NUMBERED 109 of ONLY 150 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom right of the scene.
Size: 22.5cm x 18cm (8.9 inches x 7.1 inches)
Price: Aust$605 Including GST
Export: Aust$550

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P4579 SPRING SNOW

Katzuyuki Ohtsu: #P4579 SPRING SNOW
PURCHASED DIRECT FROM THE ARTIST – PRISTINE CONDITION
HAND SIGNED, TITLED, DATED 2014 and NUMBERED 48 of ONLY 135 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom right of the scene.
Size: 22.5cm x 18cm (8.9 inches x 7.1 inches)
Price: Aust$605 Including GST
Export: Aust$550

OSANAI, TOSHIKAGE

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI was Born in Aomori Province in 1947. He Graduated from the Art Department of the Yamagata University after Studying under Hayashiba. He was selected to join the Institute of Japan Prints as well as other Organisations and has Won a Number of Awards including the Grand Prize for Prints in 1988.

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P3742 LIGHT AS AIR

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P3742 LIGHT AS AIR
FIRST LIMITED EDITION
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED 58  – of ONLY 200 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom margin.
Size: 35cm x 26cm (13.8 inches x 10.2 inches)
Price: Aust$632.50 Including GST
Export: Aust$575

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P4865 RESTAURANT IN GION

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P4865 RESTAURANT IN GION
FIRST LIMITED EDITION
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED 58  – of ONLY 200 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom margin.
Size: 35cm x 26cm (13.8 inches x 10.2 inches)
Price: Aust$632.50 Including GST
Export: Aust$575

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P3744 NIGHT IN GION

TOSHIKAGE OSANAI: #P3744 NIGHT IN GION
FIRST LIMITED EDITION
HAND SIGNED AND NUMBERED 58  – of ONLY 200 EVER PRINTED All By the ARTIST in PENCIL with the Artist’s RED SEAL in the bottom margin.
Size: 35cm x 26cm (13.8 inches x 10.2 inches)
Price: Aust$632.50 Including GST
Export: Aust$575

TANAKA, YOKO

YOKO TANAKA was born in 1947 and died at the age of 61 in 2008. Woodblocks by this artist are extremely difficult to find with a very few offered via international woodblock auction houses and one or two retrospective exhibitions held at large Tokyo Galleries where examples owned by private collectors are displayed. They are of low numbered limited editions which were quickly purchased by local Japanese art collectors when first created and a prime art investment. Most of her woodblock prints are over painted to add dimension and focus after the woodblock prints were created.

ALL OUR ORIGINAL FIRST LIMITED EDITION WOODBLOCK PRINTS BY YOKO TANAKA ARE HAND SIGNED, TITLED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST IN PENCIL. ALL are in AS NEW CONDITION, and are PRINTED ON WASHI, traditional Japanese paper.

YOKO TANAKA: #P2114 CELL

YOKO TANAKA: #P2114 CELL
LIMITED EDITION NUMBER 51 OF ONLY 90 EVER CREATED
SIZE: A LARGE 37.5cm x 28.5cm (14.7 inches x 11.2 inches)
Hand Signed “Yoko Tanaka”, Titled “CELL” and Numbered 51/90 all in pencil by the Artist.
PRICE: Aust$825 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$750

YOKO TANAKA: #P2111 LOVE TROUBLE

YOKO TANAKA: #P2111 LOVE TROUBLE
LIMITED EDITION VERY LOW NUMBER 2 OF ONLY 60 EVER CREATED
SIZE:29.7cm x 20.5cm (11.8 inches x 8.1 inches)
Hand Signed Yoko T, Titled 7″D-“Love Trouble” in Japanese and Numbered The Very Low Number 2 of ONLY 60 ever created all in pencil by the Artist.
PRICE: Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

YOKO TANAKA: #P2113 BLOOD

YOKO TANAKA: #P2113 BLOOD
LIMITED EDITION NUMBER 36 OF ONLY 90 EVER CREATED
SIZE: A LARGE 36cm x 25.6cm (14 inches x 10.2 inches)
Hand Signed Yoko T, Titled “BLOOD” and Numbered 36/90 all in pencil by the Artist.
PRICE: Aust$825 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$750

YOKO TANAKA: #P2112 LOVE TROUBLE

YOKO TANAKA: #P2112 LOVE TROUBLE
LIMITED EDITION VERY LOW NUMBER 8 OF ONLY 60 EVER CREATED
SIZE: 28.3cm x 20.5cm (11.2 inches x 8.1 inches)
Hand Signed Yoko T, Titled Something similar to “A Stitch in Time” but the Japanese Script is very difficult to translate and Numbered The Very Low Number 8 of ONLY 60 ever created all in pencil by the Artist.
PRICE: Aust$880 Including GST
EXPORT Aust$800

Other Contemporary Artists

We also stock Japanese woodblock prints by the following contemporary artists. Just click on the name to go direct to their individual page.