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Japanese Iwao Akiyama woodblock print owl Tradition New Creation UE22

Japanese Iwao Akiyama woodblock print owl Tradition New Creation UE22

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Japanese Iwao Akiyama woodblock print owl Tradition New Creation UE22

Japanese Iwao Akiyama woodblock print owl Tradition New Creation UE22

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This is a print of an owl by Iwao Akiyama, a master of Munakata Shiko.
It contains haiku by Taneda Santoka.

Title: "Blue Mountain"
(Wakeittemo wakeittemo Aoi yama)

The poem is written as “Regardless of how much I try to separate, the blue mountain” in English. The translation implies the idea of constantly being within the mountains, even after advancing through them.

Personally, it could also convey the meaning of not being able to find important answers in life, no matter how much progress is made.
It can be translated as “No matter how much I divide and subdivide, the blue mountain remains.”

This poem expresses the idea that no matter how much we analyze or break down the world around us, there are still aspects of it that we cannot fully understand or explain. The “blue mountain” represents this mysterious and unexplainable aspect of the world.

---Iwao Akiyama---
Iwao Akiyama is a Japanese printmaker. Born in Taketa City, Oita Prefecture. After graduating from the Pacific School of Fine Arts in 1953, he studied under Shiko Munakata, Teijiro Fuse, and Shigejiro Sakamoto. Later, he studied folklore, Buddhism, haiku poetry, ceramics, sculpture, and ink painting on his own, and since 1966 has been invited to exhibit his works at the CWAJ Contemporary Print Exhibition sponsored by the United States Embassy in Japan.

British Museum
    Cincinnati Art Museum
    National Gallery of Victoria
    National Museum of Scotland
    Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art

*If the frame is unnecessary, shipping costs will be reduced.

44.5cm×35.2cm(Frame size)
weight: 1130g

Condition: used / It is in good condition with no noticeable scratches or stains.


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