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 lovely art print depicts the pleasant sight of a man sitting alone in his boat on a river with houses in the distance and mountains in the hazing horizon.  The composition of this print is exceptional and the brushwork and shading masterfully applied and executed.  The print is less than 20 years old and is in good condition with 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: R4S5B2-0003352
category code: nihonga
ship code: shikishihako



  1. Is possible to purchase?

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