Great HUGE Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Limit# PENCIL Sign Masao Ido Sagano Mountain Gate 1983
This is a HUGE very beautiful and rare LIMITED-EDITION (129/150) original Japanese Shin Hanga woodblock print “Sagano Mountain Gate” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Masado Ido (1945-2016) made in 1983 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an original Masao Ido woodblock print about 33 years old. This woodblock print is one of the core collections of a large number of Asian art and Japanese woodblock print collections in my family. We are gradually selling them. Sagano is a beautiful resort in Kyoto area. The information of Sagano is at the following links, http://r.gnavi.co.jp/c150204/menu5.html and http://yuu-m.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2007-01-31 Masao Ido was born in 1945 and just passed away last year. He was one of the most famous modern Japanese woodblock print artists in Japanese. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Tokyo Fine Art Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York have collected his work. Woodblock print collectors around the world have desperately searched for his woodblock prints. Information on Masao Ido and the prices of his woodblock prints can be found on any search engine on the Internet and at websites such as http://woodblockprint.com.au/34.html, and https://www.google.com/search?q=masao+ido+japanese+woodblock+print+image&hl=en&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=SQbfUPauMYrN2QXVlYGwDg&sqi=2&ved=0CEAQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=856. Masao Ido’s chop mark are at the lower right corner of the print while the artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE, the PENCIL WRITTEN LIMITED-EDITION (129/150), the title of this print（Sagano Mountain Gate）, and the date this print was made “83” are in the bottom border. The size of this original woodblock print is 22 3/4 x 17 1/2 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin-Hanga woodblock prints. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. All four borders are intact. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry paper. This woodblock print is in EXCELLENT CONDITION. Please examine the photos. If there are any questions, please ask before bidding. It is hard to find a LIMITED-NUMBER (129/150) original Masao Ido’s woodblock print of such a beautiful scene in the public nowadays. This woodblock print is definitely an incredible piece for collecting. Any credit card, visa, master card, bank and post office money order, cashier check and personal check are accepted. Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. Shipping is $16 dollars anywhere in US via USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking. International shipping charges are US$25 through 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. THIS IS A LIMITED-NUMBER (129/150) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT ARTIST MASAO IDO MADE IN 1983. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.