Nihondaira Cherry Blossoms, 1986

by Urata Shusha

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Nihondaira Cherry Blossoms, 1986 by Urata Shusha

Original Urata Shusha Japanese Woodblock Print
Nihondaira Cherry Blossoms, 1986

Sosaku Hanga - The sosaku hanga or creative print movement in Japan began in the early part of the twentieth century. Unlike the traditional collaborative woodblock printing process utilizing a separate artist, carver, and printer along with a publisher, the sosaku hanga movement emphasized artist involvement in designing, carving, and printing the blocks himself, as the sole creator of his work. The movement gained popularity following World War II, earning international acclaim and expanding subject matter to include abstraction. Today most contemporary Japanese print artists design, carve, and print their woodblocks themselves, continuing the vibrant creative tradition established with ukiyo-e. Sosaku hanga prints encompass a wide range of subjects and expressive artistic styles, and are a great choice for a collector interested in modern and contemporary prints.

Comments - Handsome large format view of blossoming cherry trees at Nihondaira with Mt. Fuji in the distance. Beautifully detailed with a dusting of mica on black lines, which adds a subtle sheen. A charming design.

Signed - Urata in ink in bottom margin, dated 1986
Numbered - 17/180

Artist - Urata Shusha

Image Size - 15 3/8" x 21" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent color and detail. A couple light creases at edges. Notch at upper right edge for aligning blocks.

Nihondaira Cherry Blossoms, 1986 by Urata Shusha
Nihondaira Cherry Blossoms, 1986 by Urata Shusha