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* Junichiro SEKINO "Souvenirs of Overseas Trips" 1978 Woodblock Print Book Ltd Ed

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Souvenirs of Overseas Trips (Folding Picture Book)" - "Gaiu Miyage." Japan: Private Publication (Bokuseki do), 1978, 12 x 11 cm. Self-Carved and Self-Printed. Woodblock Printed Folding Page Book, concertina style, in between two wooden boards with woodblock printed pages pasted on front and back. This is an "artist proof" stamped copy from the original edition limited to 128 copies. Brush signed and stamped by Sekino.

Reference: Sekino Junichiro hanga sakuhinshu, 1997, page 199 (catalog #049-books) - one of the handful of Sekino's printed books chosen to be illustrated in full color.

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 - very vivid and fresh with original case and box. This copy is probably about as fine as one is liable to find. A rare find. Fine color and impressions. One of Sekino's most charming woodblock print book publications. Rarer than most of Sekino's prints.

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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