A large work depicting a forest in handmade Obara paper by the legendary paper artist Yamauchi Issei enclosed in the original frame and retaining the Tomo Seal artists seal on back titled Musui (Mist). It comes wrapped in a cloth bag and slipped inside a custom made storage box. The image is 16 x 34 inches (40.5 x 86.5 cm). The frame is 46-1/2 x 21-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches (118.5 x 55 x 6 cm). It is in fine condition, wrapped in a cloth bag with the original padded storage container. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Yamauchi Issei (b. 1929) is well known throughout Japan as the leading artist in Obara paper art. He apprenticed from 1948 with Fuji Tatsukichi, a leading proponent of the arts and crafts movement in Japan, who workd steadfastly to revive many cultural traditions on the brink of extinction. From 1953 Issei exhibited with the Nitten where he would receive the gold prize a decade later and eventually served as a juror there. Work by him was given as a gift to the Showa Emperor of Japan, as well as esteemed dignitaries such as to General Douglas MacArthur, Ambassador Edwin O Reischauer, and Ambassodor Armin Meyer