Hand printed on a Washi paper
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Woodblock Print, Original woodblocks from UNSODO
This was printed in late years by UNSODO publisher (Kyoto), using original woodblocks from the Meiji period.
Ogata Korin was born as the second son of a kimono fabrics shop "Gankinya" in Kyoto. He was not only a painter but also a craft man.
The extraordinary sense of design is called as "Korin pattern", which has had a great influence on Japanese paintings, crafts, and designs up to the present day.
【 Ebisu 恵比須 】
Ebisu is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. He is a god of good business, good fishing and harvest.
Also known as Yebisu, he is the God of Fishing, Shipping and Commerce and is the only one
to have his origins in Japan.
In this picture, Ebisu is fishing a sea bream. There are meny picture like this in Japan, and it is said that very lucky picture.
・Material/ Japanese washi paper
・Size/ Picture：W17×H23cm , Margin included：W20×H28cm
・Regarding size / There is a slight error in size.
・Weight/ 50 g
・Made in Japan
Unsodo was founded in Teramachi Nijo, Kyoto in 1891 as a publisher specializing in art. It is the only publisher in Japan that publishes books printed by woodblock printing.
When the company was founded, machine printing technology was still in its infancy. Woodblock printing was the mainstream for color printing, and craftsmen's handwork was the most reliable printing method.
Unsodo excelled at design art printing and published collections of works by many painters and designers. Especially in Kyoto, where Kimono retail business was flourishing, the collection of fabric dyeing patterns was very popular among the Kimono makers.
Since the Taisho era (1912-1926) to this day, they have published woodblock prints by some of the most well-known Shin-Hanga artists, such as Higuchi Tomimaro, Ikeda Zuigetsu, Asano Takeji, Okada Gyoichi, Kato Kohshu, and Tsuchiya Rakuzan.
[Origin of the company name]
The name "Unsodo" was given by the artist Tomioka Tessai. "Unso" is a perennial herb in the mandarin family, and cultivated in southern Europe under the name of "Wijnruit" for medicinal and ornamental purposes. It has long been used as a fragrant herb to protect books from pests.
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