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Japanese Woodblock Print "Then Zen" by C. Karhu

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Woodblock Prints: Pre 1980: Item # 1256302
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Japanese print titled "Then Zen" by artist Clifton Karhu (1927-2007) depicting the Laughing Buddha Bodai within an ensō, a Zen Buddhist symbol representing enlightenment as well as the simplicity and elegance of Japanese aesthetics. Bodai sits cross-legged and balances a red sake bowl on his head. The words "nip, sip, dip", "swish", and "then zen" are stylistically written outside of the ensō. Red signature marks and large Japanese characters at written on the right side of the print. Signed and numbered in pencil and framed. Size: 13.75" height, 18" width