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japan haku maki zodiac 1985 1997

japan haku maki zodiac 1985 1997


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1990: Item # 1286862
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Some time ago one Connie Elrod offered me a set of the Maki zodiac in a formwat never seen before or since. These are not pulled from cement blocks Rather they seem to be printed lithographs One James Imal a friend of Maki who lives in California commissioned Maki to do a special zodiac set for the Lunar Year Imai seems to have sent a card every year to friends Imai and maybe other Imay sent them to his friend james elrod seemingly one every year for 12 years the designs are strong and dramatic and very creative Omly Elrod’s daughter ever released a set Maki began the series in 1983 with the Year of the He did it for 12 years and then two more and then he died