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A Great Japanese Woodblock Print Kawarazaki Unsodo WATERMARK Chinese Peony

$ 125.00

This is a very beautiful and special Japanese woodblock print “Chinese Peony” from the famous Taisho/Showa woodblock artist Kawarazaki Shodo (1889-1973) and published by the famous Unsodo Printmaker bearing the ORIGINAL UNSODO WATERMARK made in Showa Era.  This is a woodblock print more than forty years old.  This woodblock print is from my family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art.  To see more on my family Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for The size of this woodblock print is 10 3/4 x 16 inches.  The artist’s chop mark is at the upper right corner of this woodblock print.  The publisher Unsodo’s chop mark, carver and printer’s marks are in the lower left border while the name of the flower “Chinese Peony” is in the upper left border.  THERE IS AN ORIGINAL UNSODO WATERMARK at the lower left corner in the border.  This is the first Kanji character of the name of Unsodo, which means art.  In Japan, publishers usually only put this kind of WATERMAK on very expensive woodblock prints.   The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers.  This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry paper. All four borders (margins) of the print are intact. There is a short paper crease in the top middle border and bottom middle border, which I believe these creases have been there since this print was first made.   Otherwise, this woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  Shipping is $16 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking.  International shipping charges are US$28 through 1st class airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. We do combined shipping.  If more than one item is purchased at the same time, the highest shipping cost will be charged. All items will be shipped together. (SF25_000000)

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