Two panel screen, by Yamauchi Issei, born 1929
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Yamauchi Issei, born 1929
Japan, Showa period, 20th century
Folding screen, two panels, Furosaki Byobu
Paper on paper
H: 22 Inch (55 cm), W: 70 Inch (175 cm) (total width)
Obara handicraft paper art (collages made with Japanese Obara (mulberry) paper)
Furosaki byobu or short folding screen in two panels, with a design of waves, of washi or hand made and dyed Japanese paper.
An Aichi Prefecture artist, Issei Yamauchi excels at paper arts.
Aprenticeship with Fujii Tatsukichi (1881-1964) in 1948
From 1953 he exhibited widely at the Nitten, for which he was also invited to serve as a juror four times.
His art was commissioned for presentation gifts to the Showa Emperor.
Among the prizes awarded to Issei Yamauchi for his work were the Gold Prize at the 1965 Nitten, the Ministry of Education New Crafts Prize in 1984, and in 1997 the Prime Minister's Prize.
He is a living national treasure.
He commissioned multiple works which were presentation gifts, in 1958 for the Aichi prefecture to Douglas MacArthur (1957-1997), Ampassador to Japan 1957-1961; in 1962 for the Aichi prefecture to Edwin O.Reischauer (1910-1990), US-Ambassador to Japan 1961-1966; in 1970 for Toyota Motor Corporation to Armin H. Meyer (1914-?), US Ambassador to Japan 1969-72; and in 1979 for Aichi prefecture his Majesty.