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Jun-Ichiro Sekino
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A Card
A beautiful Print from the desirable '12 Series of Mai'ko, in Pillar Print format Metallic silver ink enhances the background of this entrancing image.


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$500.00
Ainu Patterns (Ainu Moyo)
The bold, bright patterns of the young woman's dress blend seamlessly into the background design, but before this screen, the Ainu girl is shown slightly off-center, lending an air of immediacy and focus to her attentive expression. Her hands are carefully placed over each other; she appears aware of her role in a ceremonious occasion

Accents of bright blue in headress and beads, add lively highlights to the fine, bright color of this arresting image


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Arai


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Architectural Elements (untitled)
An outstanding architectural image by the artist in bold shades of black, grey and yellow


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$850.00
Ayoko Wearing Kimono
Quiet pose in profile which is gently outlined in grey; her composure is further emphasized by geometric shapes that frame her head; in contrast, an abundance of bright color and varied folds and patterns animate the kimono of her seated form


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$1,500.00
Before Going on Stage
A Print in multiple pattern and color, including the use of ample gold; the actresses appear doll-like and passive in contrast to the capable air of the expert make-up woman, dressed in the simple grey of her profession


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$1,200.00
Bin-gata
Exceptional, rare woodblook Print with remarkable detail, fine expression and color; first edition


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$2,700.00
Boy and Dog
The relationship between the dog and the boy is apparent in this appealing image; boy and dog are rendered in black/white against a neutral background, the shaggy hair, the attentive look and pose is shared by both


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$1,170.00
Boy and Rooster
Lovely image of a boy, probably one of the Artist's sons; his wistful, caring expression relates to the gentleness of his hold on a quietly sitting rooster. A composition of ovals and gently sloping lines further enhances the peaceful pose.


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Boy Holding Rooster
Very appealing image of a seated Boy embracing and restraining a large, white rooster; the boy and rooster's heads are aligned, the animal's red comb, a bright focus. The animal's aggressive nature is expressed in eye, feet and bright comb; the boy, his erect figure confident and in control, a wonderful contrast; overall, a remarkable image in composition, color and expression


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$1,800.00
Bungoro in the Dressing Room
Fine Work, first edition, of this famous Work


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$3,700.00
Bungoro on Stage
Magnificent Print, very rare early printing in excellent condition of Puppet Maker with Puppets and Puppeteers


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$3,700.00
Bunjuro Puppet Theater
A dramatic theater scene in bold shades of black, grey, and yellow An early Print by the artist


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$400.00
Camelias in Kiriko Glass
Lively pattern of Camelias in the geometric Kiriko glass vase, against a bright blue and olive colored background


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Casablanca
A fine Print, related in concept to the larger 'Casablanca' also shown on this web site.

In this lovely colorful Print, varied layers are juxtaposed; these differ in subject and color: bright floral, city in greys and geometric pattern and receding clouds forms in the blue sky.


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$525.00
Casablanca, Tossed Flowers
In this magnificent, rare Print fine gradations of grey are contrasted by brilliant floral pattern and bright blue sky. The city rises, described in varied geometric pattern, against the sky, with in contrasting, horizontal cloud patterns that diminish into the distance. The flowers float decoratively on the surface, creating an extraordinary image


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Chiryu
A dramatic image of a temple through the twisted branches of ancient trees


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Daigaku Horiguchi
Remarkable portrait of the Japanese Poet, a tour de force in woodblock Printing


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Dog and Boy No. 1
Seated Boy, his dark hair neatly trimmed above his intense gaze, gently holds a white dog; the image is set against a rich, red background which strongly projects the light colored image


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$1,250.00
Dokanoko (The child of Taoism)
In an abstract, 2-dimensional style, the child's head is shown surrounded by curviliner and straight linear devices, reminiscent of Picasso

A rare and early Print signed: Zjun Sekino


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$1,900.00
'Eagle'
A marvelous Collagraph of a large perched Eagle. Paint is thickly applied creating many contrasting shapes and textures. Two brilliant blue diamonds create contrast and drama.

A rare self printed sheet by the artist


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$2,200.00
Eiza and Matsumaru


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Eiza and Matsuomaru
A rare, first edition of this remarkable woodblock Print


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$3,700.00
Floral
Vibrant image of an orange/yellow vase on a green table; the blossom branches reaching into a dark blue background, enriched with floral pattern in multiple browns and grey


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Fujikawa
A wonderful print in its simplicity, fine detail and interesting perspective, in muted, harmonizing color.


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Fukagawa, Sumida River
Fine composition, beautifully balanced - the bridge, distant buildings and overlapping cloud patterns appear to echo each other, while a strongly rising tower of smoke from the tug boat, creates yet another curviliner pattern. The barge, balancing the composition on the left, leads the eye into the image.


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$950.00
Fukuroi
Massive logs dominate an unusual subject of an active sawmill


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Girl with Cardinals
Charming early Print


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Girl with Chicken
Vibrant image of a girl wih pet chicken, feather-like wings behind her head


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$400.00
Goyu
A quiet snow covered street in Winter. Rich colors and architectural detail accentuate soft white snowfall


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Hirosaki Castle
In this extraordinary, early etching, the young Sekino has filled the image densely, framing the castle with trees that spread their branches across the picture plane. The stone walls of the moat are described in fine, detailed pattern; focus is on the castle above which is minutely described, yet appears distant, almost ephemeral and is surounded by light.

Sekino has carefully handled light and shadow creating a special mood in this remarkable Etching


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$1,500.00
House with willow tree in winter]


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$575.00
Kakegawa
Roadway and roofs in deep snow; fine detail is contrasted with simple planes, creating an image of profound silence.


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Kichiemon Nakamura
Scarce Print, Portrait of the famous Kabuki Actor


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$2,370.00
Kitanoumi in Dohyo-iri
The Sumo wrestler alert, yet relaxed facing his opponent in standard pose; an expressive print contrasting the detailed head, face and skirt with the massive body


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Konosuke Hinatsu
Fine portrait of the Japanese Poet seen in profile, his face concentrated and focussed as if seeking a solution or inspiration


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$2,900.00
Koshiro Onchi
Well known, famous portrait of the Artist, the 'father' the modern woodblock Print

first edition of this extrodinary portrait


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Kusatsu
Tokaido series


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Kyoshi Takahama
Portrait of the famous Haiku Poet; this is a rare Print - early , first edition and wonderful observation of the gentle, concentraed poet at work


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$2,900.00
Maisaka
Tokaido series p. 35


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Man with Child
A dramatic image in black and white of a man and child A rare early Print by the artist


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$2,600.00
Mariko
From the Tokaido series, a small waystation for refreshment along the Highway. A small hand cart stands abandoned at the entrance.


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Matsumae
Hokkaido series p. 91


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$575.00
Minakuchi
Tokaido series p. 47


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Miya
An evocative snow scene in soft shades of grey and green


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$575.00
Montmatre at Night
Extraordinary, fine composition, printing and state of this remarkable view of Paris, Montmartre, at night

A rare Print


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Morning and Evening


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$1,700.00
Morning Glories and Carp
first edition Print of this large, colorful, exuberant work, full of movement and color


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Morning Glories in Vase


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Mr. Billfiger
A very rare early portrait commissioned by the subject. One of only 11 sheets printed. Mica background and finely detailed throughout.


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Mr. Ozek's Daughter
The little daughter and her doll are vertically aligned, as are the color bands behind them; both look out gently, their hands close in a mutually protective gesture. A lovely Print of innocent childhood.


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$1,250.00
Mrs. Billfiger
A very rare early portrait commissioned by the subject. Mica background and fine details throughout. One of only 10 sheets printed by the artist.


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My Daughter
the charming image of this child and her toy rabbit, beautifully done in bright color and gently moving linear pattern, as she looks out pensively


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$1,170.00
Nagasaki Confucius-shrine
A dynamic view of rooftops, one of the artists inspired design elements


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$575.00
Notre Dame de Paris
A bold, imposing image of the famous Gothic Cathedral, Notre Dame of Paris, against a bright blue sky.


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$1,400.00
Oigawa(Oi River)
Scene from the Bunraku play Shou utsushi asagao banashi


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$1,200.00
Otsu
A quiet scene of the snow covered village and castle at the foot of the towering mountain range. The composition is divided horizontally between the landscape and its reflection in the lake; this lends stability and calm to this well balanced winter scene.


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Owls and Catherdral
A finely balanced pattern of recognizable and abstract shapes and varied, colors creates an intriguing, largely 2-dimensional composition of 3 Owls on a wide branch against the dome of a Cathedral. This Print is a wonderful example of the sophistication and cosummate skill in the woodblock medium by the world-renowned master, Junichiro Sekino


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$675.00
Peonies in a Chinese Banreki Vase
Rich and elaborate Print in bright red and gold with magnificent detail - a remarkable, large woodblock Print


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$1,700.00
Peonies in a Ko-imari Vase
A magnificent, bold and colorful Print with fine detail, particularly evident in vase and table decoration; the large flowers in white and red, with leaves in blues and greys, project vibrantly from the olive colored background


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Portait of a Young Man
A charming image of one of Sekino's sons, lifing an elegant, gloved hand with a yellow flower to his face and bright red mouth; his eyes look directly out at the viewer. The face is divided into light and darker halves, ephasizing the abstract, geometric shapes and patterns in the overall composition.


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$550.00
Portrai of The Artist's Wife
Finely detailed and beautifully expressive image of The Artist's Wife; she apears thoughtful, her slender fingers resting against her cheek.

Sekino has used bold areas of light and shadow to deliniate the strong features, and gently detailed highlights in the black of the hair.

An impressive portrait of his wife, whose personality is well defined.


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$1,470.00
Portrait of Junzo Kon
Strong and focussed image of the Artist, seen full face; Sekino has made no attempt to idealize the features or expression, showing deep furrows, tired eyes behind his glasses, hair brushed back behind slightly protruding ears; the mouth and clearly outlined lips, add to the expression of thoughtfulness, patience and determination - a wonderful image of the Artist who was one of Sekino's teachers


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Portrait of Lafadio Hearn
Excellent portrait, is one of the stunning woodblock print group of large images of famous individul Artists and Writers, produced by Jun'chiro Sekino

The Writer, was a European who lived much of his later life in Japan and married a Japanese woman, naming himself 'Koizumi Yakumo'. His dates are 1850-1904

In this wonderful portait his sensitive and searching, contemplative personality is expressed in fine detail


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$2,150.00
Puppeteer - Bungoro
This print was originally acquired by Oliver Statler's assistant from Sekino himself; it is a first edition, rare Print


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$2,900.00
Roses in an Italian Water Pitcher
Multicolored roses and in finely detailed pitcher on speckled gold background which beautifully projects the colors and detail


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$1,500.00
Sakanoshita
From the Tokaido series Vibrant shades of blue predominate in this beautiful image


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Scent of Rainbow
In this charming print young zebras are loosely grouped on a light blue background; here Sekino has used a pattern of darker lines and a small 'rainbow' pattern, giving the image a delicate, atmospheric quality, reminiscent of rain or moisture.


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$650.00
Seascape
A wildly tossing sea, element of nature, contrasts with the neatly patterned roofs and the distant buldings, that appear to hold the surf at bay; Sekino also uses color to further stress these different aspects, in this interesting composition


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$1,420.00
Self Portrait in the Etching Studio
A unique Print - an etching - self protrait of the Artist; starkly divided color of the face and hair, focussed eyes and intense expession agains the abstract shape of the Easel;an unusually large Print and very rare Work of Art

A rare work


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Shiko Munakata
Extraordinary, rare, large Portrait Print of the famous Artist, Shiko Munakata

"Sekino captures the dynamic and tempestuous artist, Munakata, at a time when old age has mellowed him. Still vital, still surging with energy, Manakata peers out at the word with benign interest. In the background are two of Munakata's famous 'rankan' from his 'Ten Great Disciples of Buddha' series."- George Kuwayama, Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1972 The Prints of Jun'chiro Sekino, Sumio Kuwabara, 145


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Shinagawa
From the Tokaido series


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Shirasuka
Lively pattern of rooftops of this simple seaside town contast with the quiet water. Varied greens and light blue enliven the print; the yellow grasses add a touch of spontaneity and remind of the rustic nature of the setting; they repeat the horizontality of the skyline, thus framing the composition horizontally.


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$575.00
Showa-Shinzan
A typical, old Japanese Village streetleads into the distance. There appears an animated mountain in strange, almost ghostly contrast to the grid pattern of the village houses; the other-wordly effect is enhanced by the cavorting whisps of white clouds, in their sprightly dance across the bright blue sky.


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$575.00
Snowy Forest (given)
Not listed in the artist catalogue this elegant snowy landscape in beautifully rendered in soft shades of grey and green


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$575.00
Spring Flowers
Charming image of varied colorful flowers in a glass vase, against a rich, red background


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$525.00
Standing Boy
Very appealing and expressive image of a small boy; there is no further record on this beautiful piece which is, we believe, an etching by the Artist of one of his children


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$1,500.00
Suburban Landscape


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Sunset in Tokyo
An amazing Print of rooftops and view into street and dwellings. Sekino uses perspective with striking effect.


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Swan and Girl
An early sheet in small edition, printed by the artist


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Swan and Girl
One of Sekino's fine Prints of his children - his daughter holding a swan.


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$1,700.00
Takanohana and Isaburo
One of the rare Sekino prints of Japanese Sumo wrestling, expressing the tension and immediacy of the action of this sport, that is imbued with a long tradition in Japan.


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The Ace of Hearts
Very fine, large Print with elaborate detail, particulalry in the brocade fabric, which is embellished with curvilinear pattern, flying crane, and fine gold detail

The young Geisha, surrounded by this sumptuous cloth, looks aside, lifing a corner of 'the Ace of Hearts'.


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The Doll-Maker
fine, first edition Print of this wonderful image


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Tsuchiyama
Tokaido series p. 47


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Tsugaru Kanagi
From the Aomori Series, a fine image of the temple in show


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$575.00
untitled (Zebra)
Young Zebra on black background with vertical patterned area to right.


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$700.00
Wajima
A dramatic Sumo image in excellent condition


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Wakamiya-hachiman
Fine image of the temple in the woods, in winter time, in colors of grey, black, white and blue


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$750.00
Wakanohana waiting for Dohyo-iri
Marvellous, large image of the Sumo Wrestler in confident, frontal pose; behind him a swirling pattern of waves, rich yet controlled- and perhaps indicative of the contest to come ; magnificent detail in skirt


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$2,100.00
Woods, Oregon
Very fine, rare Print of a forest in falling snow; rays of sunshine in gold , fan across the vertical pattern of trees


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Yanagawa
Kyushu-Okinawa series p. 121


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$575.00
Yokkaichi
From the Tokaido series


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Yoshida
From the Tokaido series


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