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Japanese Haku Maki Print


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Woodcuts: Pre 2000: Item # 1316772
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A print by the Japanese print maker Haku Maki, 1924-2000. He began in a career as a kamikaze pilot during world war 2. The surrender by Japan saved his life. He became a teacher and learned print making. His prints are unusual as they start with a woodblock which is carved then pressed with cement. When the cement is dried, it is carved further. A wet paper is placed on the woodblock and left to dry. The resulting image has a wonderful texture and unique embossed finish. He often printed in groups of 150. This green print, Poem 71-4, is 75/151. The Portland Art Museum has a print from this printing in their collection. This print may also be called Sun and Moon. It measures overall 8.75" tall by 5.88" wide.