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Shusui Taki "Koi no Takinobori"
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Shusui Taki "Koi no Takinobori"

$ 2,800.00

Shusui Taki (born 1938)

"Koi no Takinobori" (A Carp Swimming up the Rapids)

Series: Irezumi Ai Junisoroi (Tattoo, Twelve Pieces)

30 x 10" print size, 68 x 15 1/2" scroll size

Date: 1989

Edition: A.P. 2/8

Japanese woodblock print mounted to a silk scroll

32 blocks and 35 impressions were used in printing

"Imagining the water pouring from a wooden bucket as a waterfall, I portrayed carp climbing the waterfall on her back.  During the Edo period (1603-1867), this popular tattoo motif was believed to bring good fortune, because of the resemblance of the carp scales to Koban - oval-shaped gold coins." Shusui Taki

A few spots of light foxing and a few scratches on the print from it being rolled, all else is fine.  Its seems to have never been displayed.

This a a very rare print and one of his finest works.

 

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