Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Asada WATERMARK Kyoto Pagoda Hanga Uchida
This is a very beautiful and colorful original Japanese woodblock print “The Pagoda of Ninnaji Temple in Kyoto” with Uchida WATERMARK signed by the Famous Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print artist Benji Asada (1899-1984) published by the famous woodblock print maker Uchida around 1930s bearing original Uchida WATER MARK. The exact same woodblock print can be found on the following link such as, http://www.tias.com/4765/PictPage/1095797.html and http://www.trocadero.com/bamboo/items/26240/item26240store.html. Benji Asada is a famous woodblock artist in the Taisho/Showa Era. He is as famous as Kawase Hasui and Hiroshi Yoshida. They opened a new Era of Ukiyoe and formed the core of Shin-Hanga. Asada’s work is rare and is highly searched for by collectors all over the world. Ninnaji was a great Shingon Sect temple. The five-storied Pagoda on the grounds of the temple is a national treasure and the one hundred of cherry trees planted around it are specifically famous as a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. This woodblock print, which was made around the 1930’s, is one of the core collections of a large number of gorgeous, different-styled Japanese woodblock print collections in my family. We are gradually selling them. The print size is 15 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. The artist’s chop mark, title of this print “The Pagoda of Ninnaji Temple in Kyoto”, and the publisher Uchida’s seal are at the lower left corner of the print. At the right bottom border, there is a WATERMARK saying “UCHIDA”, which is only added for expensive woodblock prints in Japan. 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. Except for some minor foxing in the upper right sky of the print; this woodblock print is in good condition. It is hard to find an original Japanese woodblock print signed by Taisho/Showa Shin Hanga woodblock print master Asada in the public nowadays. This original 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 AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SIGNED BY THE FAMOUS SHOWA SHIN HANGA WOODBLOCK PRINT MASTER BENJI ASADA PUBLISHED BY UCHIDA MADE IN 1930S. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.