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Japanese Katazome Serizawa Calendar 12 Months 1974

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Japanese Katazome Serizawa Calendar 12 Months 1974
This is a set of 12 sheets calendar from Keisuke Serizawa (1895-1984) , textile designer dated 1974. He was designated by the Japanese Gov't. as a Living National Treasure for his katazome stencil dyeing technique om 1956. Serizawa visited Okinawa several times and learned the Ryukyu bingata techniques of dyeing. He was also a leading member of the mingei movement founded by Yanagi Soetsu. His folk art includes kimono, paper prints, wall scrolls, folding screens, curtains, fans and calendars. He has also produced numerous masterpieces in illustrated books including Don Quixote, Vincent van Gogh and A Day at Mashiko. In 1981, the Municipal Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum was opened in the city of Shizuoka. Keisuke. This set is filled with traditional Dowa, fairy tale on washi papers and every month is designed with typical motif of fairy tale which includes Urashima Taro, Issun Boshi, Kintaro, Kaguyahime, Sarukani Gassen, etc. with prominent colors and layouts. They come in thick cover. Very slight patina and wrinkles around the edges. It will be a great gift for a person who was born in 1974 ! 14.75 " H x 11 W ( 37.5cm H x 27.9 cm W )

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