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* Junichiro SEKINO "Ushinawareta Kanzashi" 1972 Woodblock Print Book Ltd Ed SIGNED

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Ushinawareta Kanzashi" - "Lost Hairpin.” Fuyuji TANAKA, poetry. Japan: Private Publication/Chuokoronsha, 1972, 38 x 28 cm (book), 40 x 30 (outer box), Outer cardboard box with pasted label, Inner box with pasted textured paper over boards, PB, 48 pages deckle-edged fine washi art paper folded loose and unbound, 4 single-page woodblock prints with rice paper protectors, the color jacket is also a woodblock print house in a clear vinyl protector. Self-Carved and Self-Printed. Brush signed by both Sekino and Tanaka on the front title papers. The first woodblock print is also signed by Sekino. Limited edition of 188 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 200 (catalog #042-books).

Condition: Excellent state - fine impressions with vivid colors, Rare and fine. This copy is stamped “special #2” on the box indicating a personal copy of one of the artists or an artist proof.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $47.00 (USA), $54.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2250g.

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