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Japanese Woodblock Print Torii Kotondo Summer Bijin WATERMARK

$ 499.00

Description & History- This is an EXTRA LARGE very beautiful and rare Japanese woodblock print “Summer Bijin” signed by the Showa woodblock print master Torii Kotondo (1900-1976)  BEARING THE ORIGINAL ISHUKANKOKAI PUBLISHER WATERMARK IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.  This woodblock print is from my family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art.

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Artist- Torii Kotondo (1900-1976) 

Medium- Japanese Woodblock Print

Print Size- The size of this woodblock print is 18 3/4 x 13 inches, which is LARGER than the traditional Shin-Hanga woodblock prints.

Print Condition- Torii Kotondo is one of the most famous Showa woodblock artists, specializing in “Female Image”.  His woodblock prints are highly searched for by collectors and valued at thousands of dollars in galleries today.  The exact same woodblock print can be found at Internet.  This woodblock print has been preserved carefully in my family during the past decades.  The size of this beautiful woodblock print is 19 x 13 inches, WHICH IS LARGER THAN THE TRADITIONAL SHIN-HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT.  The artist’s signature and his chop mark are close to the middle right edge of the print. 

The publisher Ishukankokai chop mark and the carver and printer chop seals are in the lower left border WHILE THE ORIGINAL ISHUKANKOKAI KANJI PUBLISHER WATERMARK AFTER TRANSLATION IS “MOUNTAIN RESORT” IS RIGHT BELOW THEM AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURES.  Please note that it is not a stain or defect.  Please refer to the picture for a more clear understanding.  Usually publishers only put this kind of watermark on very expensive Japanese woodblock prints in Japan.  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 strong ink bleeding can be seen through the back of Japanese mulberry paper.  This woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 

Payment- PayPal accepted.  Personal checks will take about ten days to clear. Texas residents need to pay 8.25% tax. 

Shipping- Shipping is $16 anywhere in US by USPS priority mail with insurance and tracking.  Due to the recent postage raise for the large dimension international mail, international shipping charges are US$35 through 1st class airmail WITHOUT insurance, buyers will have to assume all the risks during the mailing. If you choose to mail by international priority mail with tracking and limited insurance, it costs around $50.  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.

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