Tatsumi Shimura: Haori- Japanese Formal Coat - Japanese Art Open Database

Artist: Tatsumi Shimura

Title: Haori- Japanese Formal Coat

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Saturday, 9 December 2006 "Haori" (Kimono Jacket) this extremely rare woodblock by Tatsumi Shimura (1907-1980). Limited Edition, print 68 of 450. Tatsumi said in his book " It is not dancing, and the gesture that a Japanese woman wears a haori is an extremely natural gesture, but is attractive very much." 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" (Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai). Tatsumi’s prints are held by the world’s most famous museums. This limited edition print is numbered 68 of 450. Carver; Kentaro Maeda (very famous carver in Japan), Printer; Ritsuzo Sato, and Publisher; Yuyudo. Red seal says " Tatsumi Ken In" . Size is very large: paper size is 19 and 1/4 inches by 16 and 3/4 inches. Colors are vivid, vibrant and in layers which makes them appear soft. The lines are crisp as this is extremely low number print. Absolutely stunning original hand made Japanese woodblock print. Outstanding condition except for some very few faint foxing not easily seen. Additional small foxing on verso. Please see the picture carefully. Never framed. Additional pictures gladly provided upon request. Comes with original presentation folder which carries the title as " Haori". This is one of Tatsumi's later works which reflects his excellence and experience.

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