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Ancient Sutra Manuscripts on a Fan

Size: 27.0cm by 52.0cm (10.63 in by 20.47 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [XL] ?

Designer: Unknown

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 17,000$ 125.00£ 97.75€ 115.00 [Item has been sold]

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Description: The original of this print is a decorative sutra thought to have been produced in the mid-12th century. The genre of the time is depicted in yamato-e (Japanese painting inspired by Tang dynasty paintings) on fan-shaped paper, and the sutra text is written in ink on the paper. It is valuable for understanding the genre paintings of the time: it depicts aristocratic men and women, the lives of ordinary people, nature, and landscapes. And they are gorgeously decorated with gold and silver leaf.

Tanseisha beautifully reproduced the pictures on it probably in the 1970s or 1980s with 60 to 80 impressions of woodblock prints made by first-class craftsmen of the time: carver, printer, and even foil stamp craftsman ...!

The original can be viewed on the Tokyo National Museum website.


The duke and the girl reading a letter

(65 impressions)

There are a few traces of glue removal on the backside.

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