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* Junichiro SEKINO "Oku no Hosomichi" 1985 Woodblock Print + Book Ltd Ed 120 SIGNED

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Matsuo Basho: Oku no Hosomichi" - “Basho’s Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Japan: Bunka Shuppan Kyoku, 1985, 23 cm x 26 cm, green cloth boards with embossed paper label, 130 pp, 60 full-page reproductions of the prints, 44 in color and 16 in b/w followed by text with numerous illustrations, decorative Japanese paper over boards case. Limited Edition of 120 copies with a self-carved and self-printed woodblock print tipped in to the front. This example is hand-numbered #54 out of the edition of 120.

A limited edition catalog of Sekino’s 60 print series based on Matsuo Basho’s Narrow Road to the Deep North. Includes an original signed and sealed woodblock print.

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

Condition: Excellent state, the book is SIGNED by Sekino in Sumi ink on the front free page, the print is a fine impression with vivid colors - SIGNED in pencil with Sekino’s red seal, Colophon page is hand-numbered. The book and original case are in beautiful condition. Rare and fine.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $26.00 (USA), $32.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1125g.

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