Orig Japanese Woodblock Print Masao Ebina Genji Utsusemi 1953
This is a very beautiful and rare original Japanese woodblock print “Utsusemi” from the Series “The Fifty-four Love Stories of Genji Monogatari” signed by the famous Taisho/Showa woodblock print artist Masao Ebina (Active mid 20th century) published by Yamada Shoin, made in 1953. This is an original woodblock print about 65 years old. This woodblock print is a part of a large number of Asian art and Japanese woodblock print collections in my family. We are gradually selling them. To see more on my family seven-decade Japanese woodblock print and Asian art collection, please search for shinhangagallery.com on Google. The Tale of Genji (The Genji Monogatari) is a great classic of Japanese literature. It was written in the first years of the 11th century by a lady at court, Murasaki Shikibu, and runs to 1200 pages in English translation. Its detailed story can be found at http://www.washburn.edu/reference/bridge24/Genji.html. This original woodblock print is from a set of fifty-four prints, which only published 200 sets total in 1953 that are very hard to find today. Masao Ebina is a popular woodblock print artist in Taisho/Showa period. His information and the price of his work can be found at most well-known galleries. The size of this woodblock print is 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches. The artist’s chop mark is at the lower left corner of this woodblock print while the title of the print “Utsusemi” is at the upper right corner of the print. This woodblock print is not attached to any backing paper or cardboard and ink bleeding through can be seen from the back of the print.. The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers on the print. Except for a small repair in the back of top edge as shown,. This original woodblock is in good condition. It is hard to find an original Japanese woodblock print of such a beautiful scene from the Series “The Fifty-four Love Stories of Genji Monogatari” signed by the popular Taisho/Showa woodblock print artist Masao Ebina 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 AN ORIGINAL JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SIGNED BY THE TAISHO/SHOWA WOODBLOCK PRINT ARTIST MASAO EBINA PUBLISHED BY YAMADA SHOIN MADE IN 1953. IT IS NOT A RE-CUT, REPRODUCTION, OR LITHO PRINT.