Huge Original Japanese Woodblock Print Morita Kohei LIMIT# PENCIL SIGN Blue Maiko Water Mark
This is a Huge very beautiful, unique and LIMITED-NUMBER (65/150) original Japanese woodblock print masterpiece “Blue Maiko” from the series “Four Topics of Maiko” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Showa Shin-Hanga woodblock print master Morita Kohei (1916-1994) made in 1970s bearing WATER MARKS. This is an original woodblock print about 40 years old. This woodblock print is one of the core collection from a large number of Asian art and Japanese woodblock print collections in my family. Morita Kohei’s woodblock prints are very hard to find and are desperately searched by Japanese and European collectors. His information can be found from any search engine on Internet. His woodblock prints usually appraise at more than a thousand dollars. The size of this woodblock print is 22 1/4 x 16 3/4 inches that is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Japanese woodblock prints. The artist’s chop mark and the title of this ORIGINAL woodblock print “Blue Maiko” and its series name “Four Topics of Maiko” are at the lower left corner of the print while the artist’s PENCIL SIGNATURE is in the lower right part of the bottom border. The LIMITED-NUMBER (65/150) is in the bottom border while the carver and Printer’s chop marks are in the lower left border. There are two WATER MARKS in the lower left border corner. The upper WATER MARK is the artist’s first name and the lower WATER MARK is the artist’s last name. All four borders are intact. This original 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 Washi paper. Except for some minor toning in the borders, this original woodblock is in good condition. It is hard to find an original Morita Kohei’s work of such a large size and beautiful scene in the public nowadays and it 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 HUGE LIMITED-NUMBER (65/150) ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT PENCIL SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER MORITA KOHEI WITH ORIGINAL WATER MARKS MADE IN 1970S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.