Toshusai Sharaku-sen (Yakusha-e by Sharaku) / BJ226-457
[Hand-printed woodblock prints] This artwork is an ukiyo-e picture printed by hand. Unlike the printed matter that you touch on a daily basis, these woodblock prints are meticulously handiwork of craftsmen one at a time. No machinery is used in the process. The expert yet delicate techniques of the craftsmen faithfully and carefully reproduce the ukiyo-e paintings of the Edo period.
Type : woodblock prints (reprint edition in the Showa period)
Topic : Yakusha-e by Sharaku. Sharaku is a Japanese ukiyo-e print artis, known for his portraits of kabuki actors. His real name and the year of his birth and death are unknown. He was only active as a woodblock print artist for 10 months; Sharaku's work is considered to be one of the greatest ukiyo-e prints of all time.
Title : Toshusai Sharaku-sen (Yakusha-e by Sharaku)
Author : Yoshida Teruji
Artist : Toshusai Sharaku
Publisher : Yuyudo Shuppan
The estimated Period : Showa period (1963) but, details are unknown.
Material : paper
Printing Method : Hand-printed woodblock prints (This traditional printing technique involves a pattern being engraved on wood. Color is transferred onto paper one color at a time by hand. )
Dimensions : about 340mm x 230mm (13.4in x 9.1in) Sizes are approximate and may slightly from actual size.
Weight : 7gram(0.2oz)
Condition : old item; may have some wear. (damaged by worms, tear, spot, dirt, scribbles, etc...) Please view pictures as they are a part of the description.