Surimono - Surimono are an exclusive subcategory of Japanese woodblock prints. Poetry clubs commissioned these designs for distribution to a small audience of members, most often as New Year's greetings. These privately published images included a wonderful range of subjects and lavish printing techniques such as embossing, burnishing, and metallic pigments. Since surimono were not sold commercially, the print runs were very small and original Edo era surimono are incredibly rare in the market today. These fine quality suriomono reprints offer a great way to collect these classic designs at an affordable price.
Comments - Beautiful reprint of a classic surimono design by Hokkei. Two tiny travelers make their way along the shore as waves crash on the beach. A village is nestled at the foot of a craggy rock surrounded by water, and Mt. Fuji rises in the distance, covered with snow. Beautiful embossing in the water, snow, and clouds. A lovely design, seldom seen in reprint.
Artist - Hokkei (1780 - 1850)
Image Size - 8 1/8" x 6 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.