Artist: Tatsumi Shimura
Title: Kotatsu- Japanese warmer
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Monday, 16 April 2007 "Kotatsu" (Japanese warmer) this extremely rare woodblock by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition 364 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 364 of 450. Carver; Kentaro Maeda, Printer; Ritsuzo Sato(very famous printer in Japan), and Publisher; Yuyudo. Size is large: paper size is 19 inches by 16 and 1/2 inches. Colors are vivid and vibrant and in layers. Absolutely stunning original hand Japanese made woodblock print. Nearly perfect condition except for some slight foxing in bottom margin, part of sleeve and right edge of image .