FOLLOWING ARE EXAMPLES OF THE WORK OF SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE YET LEAST KNOWN ARTISTS IN THIS GENRE.
ARTISTS ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
SHIGERU AOSHIMA: #P3942 OHARAI-MACHI IN ISE, MEI PROVINCE
AN EXCELLENT LARGE SIZE WOODBLOCK PRINT BY A TALENTED NEW ARTIST WHICH I WAS VERY LUCKY TO OBTAIN as this Edition is NOW ONLY AVAILABLE IN RETAIL ART GALLERIES IN TOKYO.
HAND SIGNED, NUMBERED THE LOW NUMBER 2 of ONLY 10 and TITLED all by THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.
Number 2 of the Very Small Edition of ONLY 10 ever created.
SIZE: 50cm x 38cm (19.6 inches x 15 inches)
PRICE: Aust$770 Including GST
MAKINO, HIROKI was born in 1975 in Nagano Province and Studied a print making at the Tama Art University. He first exhibited his work in 1996 winning a prize at the Fukui Mini Print Exhibition. Since then he has participated in three or four exhibitions every year winning prizes in most of them and the grand prize in Tokyo in 1999. Collections of his work are held in the Abe Collection, Tokyo, Kawakami Sumio Collection, Tochigi and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts in Tokyo.
Hiroki Makino: #P4207 HITOKAKERA HOTSURENOBI ZAH-SOH (“One Piece – Going Up – Sitting – Thinking”)
HAND SIGNED, TITLED AND NUMBERED all by THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.
Number 11 of ONLY 20 Ever Created
SIZE: 23cm x 18cm (9.1 inches x 7.1 inches.)
PRICE: Aust$275 Including GST
Hiroki Makino: #P4208 CHI – “PUT”
SUPERB WOOD ENGRAVED PRINT
HAND SIGNED, TITLED, DATED AND NUMBERED all by THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.
Number 1 of ONLY 30 Ever Created
SIZE: 32cm x 32cm (12.5 inches x 12.5 inches.)
PRICE: Aust$275 Including GST
OSAKA, TADASHI was born 1937 in Osaka prefecture. He studied under Fumio Kitaoka and Waichi Hayashi and he creates intricate woodblock prints with town and village views of Japan. He has won Wide Acclaim and has been Invited to Contribute to the Annual College Women’s Association of Japan Show on Four Occasions where he Has Been Highly Praised by Fellow Artists and Art Dealers
Tadashi Osaka: #P2584 AKADOMARI
HAND SIGNED, TITLED NUMBERED AND DATED all by THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM MARGIN.
A Superb Scene of the town of Akadomari on the Coast of Nigata Province
Low Number 8 of ONLY 50 Ever Created
SIZE: 38cm x 29cm (1ft 3 inches x 11.5 inches.)
PRICE: Aust$715 Including GST
TAKENAKA, FU was born in 1945. She worked for a design company and received second prize in the Fibre Design Council in 1964. In 2003 she began Creating Woodblock Prints and Received an Award in the Ban-in Exhibition in 2008. She is a Member of Nihon Hanga-in.
FU TAKENAKA: #P4112 ROKKAKU STREET KYOTO
LIMITED EDITION of ONLY 10 Prints
SIZE: 39cm x 27cm (15.3 inches x 10.6 inches)
Hand Signed, Titled, Numbered Low number 4 of ONLY 10 All in Pencil by the Artist
in the Bottom Margin And Her Red Seal is Included
PRICE: Aust$462 including GST
MITSUYO YAMADA: #P2150 STARTLING ISHIHAN PRINT
A 1970s GEM
EXTRA LARGE FORMAT
Ishihan Prints are Created from hand carved stone blocks instead of carved woodblocks.
HAND SIGNED, NUMBERED and DATED all by THE ARTIST IN PENCIL IN THE BOTTOM CORNER.
Text of Hiragana Kyoko Poem on Fan
SIZE: 61.5cm x 41cm (24.2 inches x 16 inches)
NUMBER: LOW NUMBER 3 of ONLY 20 EVER CREATED
PRICE Aust$935 Including GST
Other Black Sumi Artists
We also stock Japanese woodblock prints by the following Black Sumi artists: