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* Junichiro SEKINO "Yaguradaiko" 1969 Woodblock Print Book Ltd Ed SIGNED

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Junichiro SEKINO, artist. "Yaguradaiko.” Japan: Self-published, 1969, 31 x 22 cm, 116 pp including 36 woodblock printed pages - 10 single page and 4 double page prints on fine washi with beautiful bleed-through. Finely textured decorative washi paper jacket with pasted labels. Fine traditional string binding. Blue textured paper over boards clamshell case. Self-Carved and Self-Printed. Brush signed and sealed by Sekino. Limited edition of 480 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 #039-books); Sekino, Mokuhanga no tanoshimi, pp 142-145.

Condition: Excellent state - fine impressions with vivid colors, Rare and fine. Complete with original decorative washi clamshell case, inserts and outer shipping case. This copy sealed #179.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $20.85. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $13.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $28.00 (USA), $32.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1225g.

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