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Junichiro SEKINO "Hotaru no to" 1983 Woodblock Print Book Ltd Ed 250

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Hotaru no to" - "Flirefly Tower.” Japan: Private Publication, 1983, 30 x 21 cm, 36 pp exclusive of woodblock prints. 3 double-page and 3 single-page woodblock prints on fine washi with beautiful bleed-through, including a self-portrait. The front and back endpapers are woodblock printed as well. The first print is freely housed in a sealed mat with a tissue paper overleaf. Self-Carved and Self-Printed. Finely bound with red leather or leatherette and decorative paper over boards, gold embossed title. Decorative paper with paper label on the case. Brush signed and sealed by Sekino. Limited edition of 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 214 (catalog #053-books).

Condition: Excellent state - fine impressions with vivid colors, Original case, Rare and fine. This copy is an artist proof copy.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $24.00 (USA), $28.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 950g.

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