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 - Charming surimono scene of a beauty practicing bonseki, the art of creating miniature landscapes on lacquer trays using sand and small rocks. She uses a long-handled spoon to shape a mountain, looking down with a smile as she concentrates on her work. She wears an gray kimono patterned with large violet and white dots, tied with a violet and pink obi with embossed patterns and a red sash. An attractive design, rarely seen.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 8 1/2" x 7 1/8"
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Some prints have a couple creases at edges or spots. Please see photos for details.
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