Grasshopper and Persimmon Surimono

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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Grasshopper and Persimmon Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Grasshopper and Persimmon Surimono

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 surimono design by Hokusai of a grasshopper clinging to a golden persimmon hanging from a rough-barked branch, a few withered leaves still attached. The subtle outline of a huge full moon provides a beautiful background for the subject.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 7 1/2" x 6 3/4"

Condition - Nice detail. Backed with paper. Small losses, slight curling.

Grasshopper and Persimmon Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Grasshopper and Persimmon Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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