A fine image of Shimbashi Rain-Kyoto by Clifton Karhu in the original frame numbered signed and dated 73, 61/80. This same print is held in the collection of the Spencer Museum of Art. The frame is 23 x 23-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches (58.5 x 59.5 x 4 cm). Due to the glass panel this will require special shipping consideration. There is some toning due to age and a small water stain in the very 1970s matting, bottom left corner (see close-up).
Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) had his first introduction to Japanese living stationed in Sasebo during the occupation from 1946 to 1948, and returned not long after graduating the Minneapolis Art University to spend many years as a missionary before he took up art as his modicum. Although he had participated in painting exhibitions, it was after his move to Kyoto in 1963 that he began working with woodblocks, for which he is most remembered. There he would remain, for nearly half a century, creating some of the most quintessential and recognizable prints of the 20th century.