Fuji Arts’ special acquisition from Momose - This print is from a beautiful group of limited edition prints recently acquired from the archives of the publisher, The Momose Print Company of Tokyo. We purchased the entire balance of the publisher’s limited-edition inventory of all designs. They are only available on the secondary market and have become increasingly difficult to find. The prints were originally offered in a shin-hanga limited edition promotion from Momose. The Shinsui and Kaburagi beauties were sold for 280,000 yen each (approx. $2,750).
Comments - Lovely portrait of a beauty at New Year's, looking up as she watches kites flying through the sky on a easterly breeze. A blossoming plum branch frames the scene below. A terrific large format design. This print comes from a limited edition of woodblocks published by Momose. The edition was limited to 300, and the print comes with the original numbered certificate.
Publisher - Momose
Numbered - 172/300
Artist - Kiyokata Kaburagi (1878 - 1972)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 18 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Light crease at corner. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details. Excellent condition overall.