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Junichiro SEKINO "Animal Stories" 1962 Woodblock Print Book Ltd Ed 250

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Animal Stories from Overseas Trips.” Japan: Private Publication, 1962, 19 x 27 cm, 28 pp woodblock prints. Self-Carved and Self-Printed. Finely bound in fukuro toji style with folded sheets. Decorative paper over boards, Decorative paper with paper label on the case. This example is #197 from an edition limited to 250 copies.

Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988) biography: Even before his twentieth birthday Junichiro Sekino was already involved with woodblock prints: he made them together with friends while still at High School, and he knew Shiko Munakata (a few years his senior) from boyhood (Munakata was also from Aomori prefecture). From 1932 he exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Kyokai. In the 30s he studied with Koshiro Onchi and with Senpan Maekawa. After WWII he became especially well-known in the USA, but his star rose rapidly elsewhere in the world as well. His work is characterized by its technical accomplishment and variety."--Saru Gallery

Reference: Sekino Junichiro hanga sakuhinshu, 1997, page 199 (catalog #033-books).

Condition: Excellent state - fine impressions with vivid colors, Original case, Rare and fine.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $18.60 (USA), $22.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 650g.

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