Tatsumi Shimura: Dance- gesture — MAI- Shigusa - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tatsumi Shimura

Title: Dance- gesture — MAI- Shigusa

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Description: Friday, 15 September 2006 "MAI" (dance) this extremely rare woodblock by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition 403 of 450. Rarely seen in Japan and nearly impossible to find outside of Japan as Tatsumi prints are extremely rare, highly cherished in Japan and seldom sold. I do not think this print has ever been seen outside of Japan. Tatsumi specialized in bijin ga - prints of beautiful women. He is most famous for his series "Five Figures of Modern Beauties". This limited edition print is numbered 403 of 450. The title is "MAI" but this print is well known as "Shigusa" (gesture) because Tatsumi say; "This picture is a scene of a Japanese dance. Most take in a figure of the woman I (Tatsumi) draws me from Japanese dance. As for the moment to a thing swing and dance is beautiful really wonderful." Carver; Kentaro Maeda, Printer; Ritsuzo Sato, and Publisher; Nihonkougei Bijutsuin. Red seal in lower margin reads, "Sekiha no In". Size is large: paper size is 19 inches by 16 and 1/4 inches. Colors are fresh, vivid and vibrant. . Absolutely stunning original hand Japanese made woodblock print. Outstanding condition, one tiny foxing noted well into the right margin, tiny paper crease near Tatsumi’s official seal. Please note it appears this was once tipped to presentation folder also well into the lower left margin. Thin Japanese washi backing paper attached to verso. Additional pictures gladly provided upon request. The quality, colors and exquisite nature these Japanese woodblock prints can not be fully appreciated with these inferior pictures. The colors and details are much better. Buyers of these prints will not be disappointed. These prints will provide you with years of pleasure and pride of ownership

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