Posted by: softypapa | November 17, 2007

Japanese Shikishi Art Print – Sumi-e Suibokuga Nihonga


Vintage Japanese ink and wash print.  This form of art is also sometimes called simply ‘wash’ and in Japanese is called sumi-e or suibokuga.  Using black ink on paper this type of art was introduced into Japan in the 14th century by Zen Buddhist monks visiting from China.  This type of art is especially well suited to Japanese tastes which tend toward subtle depictions of life and nature often accented with poetry written in beautiful calligraphy.

About the Listed Item

This Japanese art print depicts a lovely landscape scene with an old Japanese home by the shore of a lake with misty mountains in the distance.  The composition of this print is exceptional and the brushwork and shading masterfully applied and executed.  The print is less than 40 years old and is in good condition with only small marks and scratches from handling.  A wonderful candidate for framing and display.

Height: 10.5 inches (27.0 centimeters)
Width: 9.4 inches (24.0 centimeters)

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item code: R4S5B2-0003350
category code: nihonga
ship code: shikishihako


  1. Wow! The whole gallery of Japanese art can be found here.

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