Japanese Prints are among the world's most beautiful, complex,
and expressive works of art. For more than three centuries Japanese
printmakers of exceptional skill and vision have created images
of enduring beauty.
IWAO AKIYAMA is famous for creating Woodblock Print images of both
animals and human figures. His whimsical Prints of animals, landscapes,
and people have been collected all over the world. Their titles
relate them, with a light touch, to our human experience.
The Woodblock Prints have a clear and vivid cutting edge and the
famous 'red dot', an AKIYAMA signature motif, appears somewhere
in every one of his Works.
AKIYAMA's son, TAKAHIDE AKIYAMA, who looks after the business end
of his father's Works, has said: "Frequently people think of
the Art of IWAO AKIYAMA as related to Folk Art. It is true, that
he has focused on Folk Lore as related to Nature - especially in
his fascination with Owls, Cats, Birds of Prey and a single human
figure in Landscape, often in Snow.
Through his Art and inspiration AKIYAMA restores us to nature's
innocence and to its importance in our lives and imagination. He
recognizes the innate spirit and the essential inner voice of nature
that is so easily lost in modern culture today. Thus when we look
at AKIYAMA's images, they remind us of nature, of purity and of
intuition and restore us to an age of innocence.
AKIYAMA never stops to ponder. He is and always has been a pioneer
of the spirit which flows abundantly through his Art and the Haiku
poetry that is frequently embodied in his Prints."
Living with AKIYAMA's Woodblock Prints is always an aesthetic and
joyful experience. You now have the opportunity to add AKIYAMA's
Woodblock Prints to your collection and to purchase them as gifts.
SCRIPTUM is pleased to represent AKIYAMA's Woodblock Prints in
the United States. We will be happy to assist you with your purchase.
Please review our extensive collection of Prints. We know that you
will enjoy them and come away refreshed!