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The actors Bandō Hikosaburō V as Ukiyo Tohai, Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Nozarashi Gosuke and Ichikawa Danzō VI as Rokuji Namuemon

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Flowers 花

by Sasajima Kihei, 1962

Sasajima Kihei (1906-1993)

IHL Cat. #1544

About This Print

Picturing a vase with flowers and two stemmed fruit on the side.  This is the only still life of Sasajima's I've seen.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1544
 Title Flowers 
 Sasajima Kihei (1906-1993)
 K. Sasajima
 Seal of the Artist
笹 (artist's "sasa" seal)
 Publication Date
 the artist 
 Carver self-carved
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - some toning; print was conserved by Elizabeth Chambers as follows: Print was removed from substrate and immersed in distilled water to reduce discoloration.  Tapes were removed.  Edge tears mended with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste.  Print was humidified and flattened. 
 Genre sosaku hanga
 H x W Paper 11 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. (28.9 x 24.1 cm)
 H x W Image 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. (23.8 x 19.4 cm)
 Collections This Print The British Museum 1987,0316,0.256

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