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

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. “Gaiyu dobutsutan” - "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 #143 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); Sekino, Mokuhanga no tanoshimi, pp 172-173.

Condition: Very Good state - the image pages have fine impressions with vivid colors, the rice paper overlay for the title page has some foxing. The original case is split at the corners and has some foxing on the interior. SIGNED and stamp numbered #143 by Sekino.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $13.20. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $7.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $18.60 (USA), $22.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 675g.

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