Shin Hanga Gallery
Original Japanese Woodblock Print LIMIT# PENCIL Sgn Ishida Waka Shallow Spring
Description & History- This is a HUGE, LIMITED-NUMBER (298/450), rare and beautiful original Japanese woodblock print “Shallow Spring” PENCIL SIGNED by the famous Taisho/Showa Shin-Hanga master Ishida Waka (1922 -) published by the well-known printmaker YuYuDo in 1960s IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. This is an ORIGINAL woodblock print about 50 years old. This woodblock print is from Dr. Ben family seven-decade old collection of Japanese woodblock prints and Asian Art.
Artist- Ishida Waka (1922 -)
Medium- Original Japanese Woodblock Print
Date of Creation- Original Japanese Woodblock Print made in 1960s
Print Size- The size of this woodblock print is 21 ½ x 16 inches, which is MUCH LARGER than the traditional Shin-Hanga woodblock prints.
Print Condition- Ishida Waka was specialized in bijin-ga (woodblock print of beauties), the genre of the depiction of beautiful women. The women in her woodblock prints look very fashionable, trendy, beautiful and cute- with luscious eyelashes and sensual lipstick mouths. Ishida Waka was mainly a traditional Japanese painter so she did not create many bijin-ga prints before she died. The designs of her woodblock prints have an individual style and are something special - and beautiful. Because of these reasons, her Bijin-ga woodblock prints are hard to find and are highly priced all over the world. The information of Ishida Waka and her woodblock prints can be easily found on any search engine. Her woodblock prints are hard to find and sold for thousand dollars in the galleries in Japan. I tried to do my best, but the photos cannot completely show the beauty and the delicacy of the contemplating gaze of the bijin.
The colors, which are vivid and vibrant, are in layers. This woodblock print is not attached any backing paper or cardboard. Ink bleeding can be seen through the back of the original Japanese mulberry Washi paper. All four borders are intact. The artist’s signature and his chop mark are at the lower left corner of the print and in the right corner of the bottom border. In the lower left border of this woodblock print, there are the carver’s and the printer’s chop marks. At the left of the bottom border, it is pencil writing LIMITED-NUMBER 298/450, means this is the 298th print out of 450 total prints. The publisher YuYuDo’s chop seal is in the lower right border. This woodblock print is IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Payment- Any credit card, visa, master card, PayPal, 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- 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.