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Watakuri Uma Print


A beautiful and soft-toned print, printed on textured fine art paper. The original 1822 surimono woodcut was created by Katsushika Hokusai (he of ‘The Wave’ fame) as part of a series relating to horses. It was a commission by the Yomogawa, one of the most prestigious poetry groups of the time, to celebrate the year of the horse. The print features an interior scene with a saddle, a cotton gin, a smoking set and a plum blossom branch, with three poems by the poets Sojuro Matsuchi, Kagetsutei Tatazumi and Matsunoya Sononari. The name alludes to the ‘watakuri’ or ‘cotton gin’, usually seen atop a sawhorse-like stand.

Fine art giclée print. Printed with archival pigment inks on Canson Aquarelle archival quality paper: cotton rag, acid free and mould made. A reproduction based on the original artwork. Measures approx. 20 x 20cm. Unframed.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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