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Egoist, by Inui Tai, born 1929

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980   item# 890440 (stock# 1442)

Egoist, by Inui Tai, born 1929
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



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Inui Tai, born 1929
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Wood block print on paper
H: 10 2/3 inch, W: 9 2/3 inch (print size)
H: 12 1/5 inch, W: 12 1/4 inch (paper size)

Sealed "Inui"

The poem by Kino Toyokawa reads:
You are not willing to see me,
and so, say "later" Egoist,
I know, you are. You might as well
flatly refuse my hoped-for tryst.

Manyoshu VIII, 1503
Translation by H.H.Honda



Fischerman's ship, by Inui Tai, born 1929

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980   item# 890438 (stock# 1441)

Fischerman's ship, by Inui Tai, born 1929
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$240, free shipping 

Inui Tai, born 1929
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Wood block print on paper
H: 10 2/3 inch, W: 9 2/3 inch (print size)
H: 12 2/3 inch, W: 12 inch (paper size)

Sealed "Inui"

The poem by Yamabe no Akahito reads:
From Nawa Cove we see the distant isle,
and rowing in the foreground is a ship.
Whose ship? Perhaps some fisherman's.

Manyoshu III, 357
Tanslation by H.H.Honda



Wood block print by Inui Tai, born 1929

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980   item# 890436 (stock# 1440)

Wood block print by Inui Tai, born 1929
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Jim Knopf, Yokohama



$240, free shipping 

Inui Tai, born 1929
Rowing
Wood block print on paper
H: 10 2/3 inch, W: 9 1/2 inch (print size)
H: 13 inch, W: 12 1/3 inch (paper size)

Sealed "Inui"

The poem reads:
Rowing, rowing out into the raging sea,
I still retain before me
the lustre of her eyes.

Manyoshu VII, 1266


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