Finally…we are very thrilled to announce – for the first time in over 100 years – a new genuine woodblock reproduction of Hokusai‘s acclaimed The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife of 1814. This unique remake is created by Yuuya Shimoi, who is one of the few professional woodcut craftsmen working in Japan today.
Shimoi made new blocks and painstakingly designed, carved and printed it in the traditional manner, one block for each color. It is his dream to let the contemporary fans experience the authentic feeling of the ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period, and not just to see them as decorative material.
Green and Pink
This elaborate remake really displays the whole authentic feel of the original including all the features with excellent green and pink coloring. The applied pigments, in this case, sumi, turmeric, indigo, sufflower red and aobanagami, have been carefully selected.
A lot of the authentic materials as used in the Edo period already disappeared and no traditional craftsman working in Japanese woodblock prints today has inherited this. As a result of this, the contemporary print maker has to elaborately research these kind of details and create them himself.
Few reproductions of Hokusai’s iconic image are known. Years ago I came across one from the Meiji era (1868-1912) and the seller had attached a hefty price tag to it (close to $3000,-!). But as far as we know, not another one has been made in the last century. So this will be a unique opportunity for you to finally obtain one.
The image size of this amazing reproduction is close to the original one. Image size is 7 1/3″ x 5 1/4″ inches (18,7 x 13,4cm). Total size (including margin): 11 2/5″ x 8 4/5″ inches (29 x 22cm).
It will be issued in two editions; one of the first state (using more expensive materials approaching the original even more) and a second state. The print in the above images is the second state version. The work is printed on Japanese washi paper.
The price for the first state will be (US)$400,-/€350,- and the second state $200,-/€175,-. But when you decide to order now the first state is (US)$285,-/€250,- and the second state $135,-/€120,-. Free shipping will be offered to all the subscribers that are now on our mailing list!
Warning: This limited offer will expire on Monday 21 January.
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Later next month (end of January/ early February) the prints will be available. In recent years we have received countless requests about The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife print and a lot of clients already have reserved a copy of this remake (they are really going fast and the first state is almost sold out – only two left!).
Since we’ll only have a limited amount available (a few dozen) please be quick to inquire and reserve your spot NOW.
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