Plum Blossoms in Tenjin. 17 1/2H x 11 3/4L. 22 3/4 x 16 1/2. In pencil Morimura and stamped with his red seal. Publication reference: this will be Morimura-sans featured print in this years CWAJ Print Show Catalogue. Morimura is Japans most popular woodblock artist today. His subjects and themes are reminiscent of Hiroshige, Mori Yoshitoshi and Clifton Karhu. This print is sure to sell out this fall as it is his featured print in the October CWAJ (College Womens Association of Japan) and he has a one man show in Tokyo in November. This is a wonderful print of the beauty of nature in a traditional Japanese scene for which Morimura is known. The level of detail he is able to introduce to his woodblocks is amazing. This is one of those amazing prints where each time you look at it one sees something new. I wonder if the artist pays homage to Hiroshiges Plum Estate also? The red bridge has a very heavy Hiroshige feel as well. Morimura uses this red bridge often in his works. All prints have been impeccably cared for, handled minimally, and come from a pristine, smoke free, optimized environment. The actual color of this print may differ from the photos (lighter/darker) depending upon the lighting when the picture was taken or your monitor. The print will be carefully packaged to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. For international buyers please note. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS! Please see our other listings for more unique and collectible contemporary Japanese prints. Morimura-san is a wood cut master. Since 1980 he has designed hundreds of book covers, posters, book illustrations and prints. They details in his prints are amazing. He teaches wood cut printing at two universities in Tokyo. Born in 1948, Morimura has chosen to pursue depicting the scenes of traditional Japanese life using the tradition of the woodblock print. However, the secret of his popularity is that there are some qualities in his work that do not exist in Japanese water-based wood cuts of the past. The detail in his patterns are exactly constructed and seem to overflow with a modern design sense, but his compositions throw back to traditional elements in every corner of his deigns. In each print he manages to bring the hidden beauty and tradition of Japan to light. Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Illmin Museum of Art, Seoul. Ashmolean Museum of Art, Oxford, England. Smith College Museum of Art, Maryland. The item “MORIMURA RAY Japanese WOODBLOCK Print Plum Blossoms in Tenjin SOLD OUT” is in sale since Monday, February 03, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Asian\1900-Now\Japanese\Prints, Paintings & Posters”. The seller is “dwestatesales” and is located in Royal Oak, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Japan