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Iwao Akiyama
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The Legend
A Vintage Print on slightly darker Japanese Mulberry paper. A large owl, perched on a branch surveys a landscape below

$650.00
Iwao Akiyama
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#196-1 Spanish Bosatsu
A rare early Print by the artist

$650.00
Iwao Akiyama
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Colorful Crow
The intelligence of the Crow is apparent in this unusual, highly detailed Print by the artist.

$795.00
Takeji Asano
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Snow in Kamigamo Shrine
A pristine sheet of this lovely first edition Print, with deep rich color and fine detail

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Umetaro Azechi
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View of Snow Covered Mount Fuji
A rare early Print by the artist, depicting a small village nestled in the snow, the majestic peaks of Mount Fuji in the background.

$1,200.00
Toyohara Chikanobu
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Beauty plucking her eyebrows
A glimpse into the everyday life of geisha, as she plucks her eyebrows with intent concentration Exquisite detail in the carving of her fine outer robe, and hairstyle

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Kikugawa Eizan
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Boys and Cat
A charming and mischevious image of two young boys at play

$225.00
Tsuguharu Foujita
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Profile of a Woman
An elegant woman in pensive pose An excellent example of the artist's style with influences of East and West

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Fumio Fujita
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Two Birds
Two birds in flight together over a forest of stark black trees. An outstanding use of wood grain creates a background of clouds in this early Print by the artist

$395.00
Hashiguchi Goyo
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Woman in a Summer Kimono

$550.00
Kawase Hasui
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Snow at Heian Shrine, Kyoto
A lovely image, the warm red tones of the wooden temple structure welcome two travelers,the cold grey skies,snow covered rooftops and trees created a pervading sense of the quiet of a snowy day

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Kawase Hasui
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Yakumo Bridge at Nagata Shrine
A single woman walks through the snow towards the bridge, below tall snow covered trees and between bright red railings; the print is distinguished by beautiful colors: gradations of blues in sky and trees, bright red and white, with a touch of green in the umbrella.

$1,600.00
Kawase Hasui
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Spring Rain at Sakurada Gate
Sakurada Gate,near Tokyo's Imperial Palace is elegantly rendered in warm shades of brown and grey. The softly falling rain and blossoming trees hint at Spring.

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Kawase Hasui
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Moon over the Ara River, Akabane

$450.00
Kawase Hasui
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Uchimayashita in Rain
Beautiful Woodblock Print of a temple courtyard at a time when rain falls quietly and steadily, leaving fine reflections on the stone pavement; our eye is drawn into the image, as we follow two women, their umbrellas raised, towards the entrance where a figure in yellow rain gear quietly waits. Gently, steadily, life goes on, irrespective of the rain.

This print was one of the first designs printed after the earthquake of 1923. The blocks were carved pre-earthquake but never printed. Amaxingly, they survived the quake.

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Kawase Hasui
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Evening Snow, Edo River
An iconic snow scene; two women in colorful winter robes walk across the Edo bridge in light snow.

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Kawase Hasui
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Hori river, Obama
A quiet mood pervades the view of river meeting sea.. outstanding gradations of color draw the eye into the scene, in which each detail of sea, sky and dwellings are exquisitely depicted. An outstanding, and rare early image

$6,800.00
Kawase Hasui
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Shinagawa
One of the artist's favorite Prints; two women protecting themselves from the gently falling rain stand at the edge of the canal; Hasui has beautifully shown the cloudy day, with light at the horizon and a soft light shining over a rainy day

$1,100.00
Kawase Hasui
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Mount Fuji, Narusawa
A country scene in the warm hues of late autumn. A distant Mount Fuji defines the scene with clouds and sky blending together in soft grey

$900.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#118 Kamuy Yukar 7 - A Young Warrior

$150.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#119 Kamuy Yukar 8 - Guess each other's origins

$150.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#120 Kamuy Yukar 9 - In the dreams, for the human

$150.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#136 Diversity and Symbiosis-chinukarnochiu

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Takahiko Hayashi
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#114 Kamuy Yukar 3 - I sat between my own ears

$250.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#112 Kamuy Yukar 1 - Gold drops fall all around

$350.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#113 Kamuy Yukar 2- Silver drops fall all around

$350.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#123 Kamuy Yukar 12 - Okikirmuy

$250.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#127 Spinning round round, I fell

$150.00
Takahiko Hayashi
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#116 Kamuy Yukar 5 - I sat between the ears of my own body

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Utagawa Hiroshige
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Hokaido

$350.00
Utagawa Hiroshige
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Okazaki
Two women wash their clothes at the banks of a river. Hiroshige excelled in portraying scenes of everyday life in Japan This Print is a wonderful example

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Utagawa Hiroshige
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Okitsu (chuban yoko-e)
From a fine European collection

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Utagawa Hiroshige
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Two Gunnard and a Flounder
From the famous ' Grand Series of Fishes'

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Utagawa Hiroshige
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Kyoto
Travelers and tradesmen cross over the bridge into and out of the City. A flock of birds in the hoizon draw our gaze to the distant vista of hills,lakes and forest

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Utagawa Hiroshige
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Salt Makers Beach, Iwami Province
This print depicts the salt beach at the foot of Mt. Takazuno. The Torii gate to the left margin is the entrance to the Kakinomoto Sanctuary situated higher in the mountain

$400.00
Utagawa Hiroshige
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Fujieda (chuban yoko-e)
Weary travelers enjoy the cool water at Fujieda

$550.00
Utagawa Hiroshige
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Tsuchiyama haru no ame(Spring Rain)
A nice early print of this desirable image

$550.00
Joichi Hoshi
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#374 Moon and Tree
A tree scene at night, the tops of the tree's bare branches are touched by moonlight, subtle tones of black, brown and cream add mystery and drama to this elegant small print

$950.00
Reika Iwami
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Song of Water B
An elegant image in black with gold leaf and beautiful embossed detail

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Paul Jacoulet
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La Mariee,Seoul.Coree
"This sensitive portrait marks a return to Jacoulet's most lavish techniques, albiet controlled by a rigorously clean design... the screen in the background is a mixture of mother of pearl and silver mica..." Miles, p. 109

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Paul Jacoulet
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Jeu Princier Mongole
The artist's most technically complicated image in terms of colors used, multiple printings and gauffrage, enhanced with bronze, gold and pearl powder metallic.

Only 60 sheets were printed from a single edition of 350.

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Paul Jacoulet
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Une Histoire Tres Drole, Mongols
In this ribald image, two men laugh knowingly at a funny story, the image was inspired by a 1935 Mongolian painting titled 'Naughty Story'. Silver and grey mica accent a paper screen in the background, through which the silhouette of a Chinese temple can be seen. The western perspective is remarkably realistic.

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Paul Jacoulet
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Le Repas des Mendiants, Seoul Coree
"Three 'young blades' enjoy a meager meal. The models posing as beggars represented a genuine situation in Seoul in the early thirties, Jacoulet often used servants and acquaintances of his mother as subjects, altering their expressions, costumes and ages to suit his needs..." Miles, p.100

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Clifton Karhu
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Katsura Corner
An unusual diamond format is featured in this outstanding Print Crisp clear colors throughout

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Clifton Karhu
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Koshihita Snow-Kyoto
Soft, heavy snow covers the rooftops of Japanese farmhouses Shades of blue, turquoise and green accentuate the sense of pervasive cold in this lovely image.

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Clifton Karhu
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Chionji-Kyoto
A classic architectural view of a Japanese entry in warm shades of brown and grey

$850.00
Clifton Karhu
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A Place in Gion (V)
One of a set of three exceptional early Prints,in small edition Framed in vintage wood frame with wooden back. Priced at $600 if all three are purchased

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Clifton Karhu
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Small Garden
A shoji screen opens to reveal a Stone Lantern, tree trunks and lush foliage above. A special glimpse into a Secret Garden.

$650.00
Shiro Kasamatsu
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Suenaga District in Rain
Soft spring rain falls on a simple thatched forest dwelling An outstanding early Print by the artist, rarely seen

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Elizabeth Keith
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Spring in Soochow
A superb impression with wonderful bright glowing colors on an oversized sheet. Fist edition with pencil signature lower right

$4,300.00
Yoshiharu Kimura
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Two Owls
A colorful and whimsical Print; Two owls stare outwards , their faces printed a brilliant yellow, add a touch of humor to this charming composition

$250.00
Eijiro Kobayashi
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Evening Cool/Sumida River
A delightful Night Scene from the series of 21 'Night Scenes by Hasegawa/Nishomiya, an early series of shin hanga Prints

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Tsuchiya Koitsu
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Night View of Cherry Blossoms at Benkei Bridge ,Tokyo
A romantic image of the bridge at night; the glowing lanterns illuminate the blossoming trees.This sheet features lilac blooms, rather than pink.

$600.00
Ohara Koson
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Frogs imitating a sumo wrestling match
A rareimage by Hoson, one of only 17 images published by Kawaguchi and Sakai in the 1930's.The Print is enhanced with extensive embossing. The number 30 and Kawaguchi stamped bottom margin verso

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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Geese Flying South
A couple, the man holding an ax are wrapped in heavy garments huddled by a fire in the snow. Above, a flock of geese fly south for the winter A poem describes the scene A very unusual image by the artist

$150.00
Haku Maki
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Poem 69-48
A exceptionally graceful image from the 'Poem Series'

$650.00
Haku Maki
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F.P-2
A very unusual design with silver and gold crab decoration on vessel

$575.00
Haku Maki
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Work 74-73
A group of trees with red trunks and branches shimmer against a beautiful silver background

$350.00
Yoshinobu Masuda
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Cranes
A group of cranes with necks outstretched fly together over a field of dry grasses A simple,evocative mid-century work

$595.00
Shufu Miyamoto
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Rainy Day at Chikugoi
The softest, transparent shade of lavender grey creates an atmosphere of fog and rain in this beautiful delicate Print.

$1,200.00
Shiko Munakata
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Flowering Tree
A small tree with cascading blossoms hand colored verso

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Shiko Munakata
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Ryuryoku Kako-sho, Shora no Saku
A fine sheet of the artist's wonderful Ryuryoku Kako-sho Garden Series

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Tadashi Nakayama
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Tropical Landscape
A very unusual and early Print by the artist depicting a street scene in a tropical country. Lovely rich colors,textures and strong lines predominate

$500.00
Chiura Obata
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Morning at Mono Lake
'A thunderstorm had washed the entire pine forest here the night before. But the morning brought with it peace and tranquility... the cool morning breezes gently shake the silvery dew off the pine needles.'

A rare, signed Woodblock Print print in very fine condition from THE YOSEMITE SERIES .

The Prints were made from about 30 blocks in Tokyo by the Takamizawa Color Printing Studio; the production was supervised by the Artist and is a high achievement in finest woodblock printing.

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Chiura Obata
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Before Singing, Madame Talia Savanieva
Print number 31 from the series of 35; it is the only portrait in the series.

Madame Savanieva was an opera diva who sang in San Francisco in the late 1920s. The artist befriended the singer while painting sets for Madame Butterfly in 1924.This print reportedly required an astonishing 130 separate printing sequences.

From the World Landscape series, the groundbreaking effort that Obata spent all his savings on creating with the highest possible standards.

The project employed more than 32 carvers and 40 printers for eighteen months.

$4,000.00
Bakufu Ohno
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Striped Fish
A school of striped fish, sketched underwater in their natural habitat From the estate of a well known artist, rarely found in this condition

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Bakufu Ohno
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Rice Reaping
A view from above of a family harvesting their field on a hot summer day, a baby lies contentedly in the shade of an umbrella

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Gihachiro Okuyama
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Rice Picking

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Gihachiro Okuyama
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Hosona Ski Grounds at Hakuba Village
A delightful Winter scene with skiers enjoying the slopes.

$250.00
Tsuchiya Rakusan
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Rose Mallow and Leiothrix, early Autumn
Two birds perch amongst the blossoms of a rose mallow. Fine rich color with gold mica accents to background. Rakusan produced these works in editions of 200 to his subscribers

$695.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Gate Kamakura (A)
An outstanding composition with black and silver trees against a background of warm red walls of the gate Beautiful silver mica accents throughout enhance this beautiful Print

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Kiyoshi Saito
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Village Scene with Brown Hill
A fine unlimited Village Print with pencil signature

$850.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Steady Gaze
Two Cats - black and white, against a bright blue background - stretch their necks to inspect the little yellow butterfly. The Artist enjoys characteristic, humorous images of animals, as displayed in this wonderful Print.

$2,200.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Winter in Aizu
A solitary figure walks on a winter road among houses heavily laden with new snow.

Beautifully framed in silver wood with linen mat

$1,100.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Winter in Aizu (12)
A solitary figure walks across the snow, the curve if his bent back echoes the rounded shapes of the snow-covered village roofs

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Kiyoshi Saito
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Maiko Kyoto (F)
A beautifully printed sheet of this magnificent Maiko, with strong woodgrain detail.

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Kiyoshi Saito
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Village Scene with Pagoda

$650.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Persimmon Tree in Aizu (21)
A rare Print from this outstanding series

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Kiyoshi Saito
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Aizu Yanaizu Fukushima
A superb image of Fukushima, as viewed from above. Rich shades of brown, grey contrast with the black branches of overhanging trees, and white architectural elements draw our eye into the image

$1,600.00
Kiyoshi Saito
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Resting Paris

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Kiyoshi Saito
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Steady Gaze
A rare Print dating to the 1930' to 1940's printed on deluxe patterned stock

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Jun-ichiro Sekino
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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

$2,600.00
Tamami Shima
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Scene of Flying Ducks
The stark silhouettes of a forest punctuate this lovely composition in shades of soft grey, green,and fawn

$750.00
Koho Shoda
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Moonlit Beach
Moonlight bathes the beach in soft light, the water reflects moons glow. A solitary figure walks along the shore, her head tuned towards a small hut,as if in anticipation of a rendezvous.

$375.00
Hiroaki Shotei
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Fireworks, Shubinomatsu
A graceful geisha standing at the prow of a small boat admires distant fireworks.The glow of a small lantern reflects on the small rippling waves. An outstanding print in fine detail with beautiful shading

$960.00
Hiroaki Shotei
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Night Fishing
A stunning early pre earthquake Print with rare five petal flower seal bottom right

$1,400.00
Miki Suizan
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Autumn at Tsutenkyo
An outstanding sheet of one of the few landscape Prints by the Artist.

Although the Suizan's prints are of traditional subject matter, they have a modern feeling, combining detailed portraits with abstracted landscapes and vivid colors.

The Artists acclaimed Works were displayed at the Toledo exhibition in 1930

$630.00
Ueno Tadamasa
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Sanbaso no wai/kuma
by Tadamasa Ueno, from the series Kabuki kumadori juhachiban (Eighteen Kabuki makeups), entitled Sanbaso no wai/kuma (New Year's makeup), signed Tadamasa with seal, rectangular publisher's mark Watanabe to the lower right

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Toshi Yoshida
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Matsumoto
An idyllic village scene on a Spring day

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Hiroshi Yoshida
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Calm Wind

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Hodaka Yoshida
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Snake, Mexico
A Print from the artist's Primitive period in which his travels in Mexico had a profound influence. Pre-Columbian imagery is evident in this strong organic image.

$550.00
Hiroshi Yoshida
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Sailing Boats, Morning Sunlight
Seldom seen very large double oban sailboat image. This this the brilliantly backlit background version with distant boats in soft shades of yellow and blue

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Hodaka Yoshida
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Tako
A fantastic midcentury abstract in bright colors

$1,200.00
Hiroshi Yoshida
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Evening after Rain
A masterpiece in muted tones of pink and lavender, an exceptionally beautiful image of a sailboat at sunset

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Hiroshi Yoshida
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Sacred Bridge
Fine Print of the beautiful and famous image of the bright red bridge, over the currents of the river, surrounded by varied colored green shrubs and trees From the Korea-Manchuria series

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