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Big Buddha Of Todaiji Temple - 東大寺大佛
by Asano, Takeji - 浅野竹二
|Artist:||Asano, Takeji - 浅野竹二|
|Title:||Big Buddha Of Todaiji Temple - 東大寺大佛|
|Date:||1953 (this item: First edition)|
|Publisher:||Unsodo - 芸艸堂|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, Sheet size about 28 x 41cm|
|Condition:||Fine condition. Full margins; Slight embossing; No tears, folds, creases, stains or foxing.|
|Notes:||A very popular oban tate-e scene of the famous Todaiji Temple buddha by Takeji Asano. This print is a rare first edition, as indicated by the printing of the date in the lower right margin. This date seal was carved off the woodblock after the first edition. Also in the right margin are Unsodo publisher's seal, Shinmi printer's seal, and Okura carver's seal. Unsodo watermark top left margin corner.
The cut-out in the bottom left corner (known as a 'kento cut') is due to the printing process.
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