Haku Maki was a major creative Japanese print maker of the second half of the 20th century. His major output from 1965 to 1990 consisted to several different themes of prints Kanji was the main theme for the first 15 years of that period. Then.
Ceramics was second. But he also did a large number of prints with persimmon on theme. Most of the persimmon prints showed just one fruit. A few showed two Only two showed 3. These are shown here
Both prints are serene no jarring colors or edges.
The one with 3 clearly visible one shows 3 different persimmons side by side The shadow persimmon are quiet hard to see even when held in hand. Both prints are well done, sharp clear images. The typical bottom margin shows the edition number the Maki signature and title of the print
From 1971 to the early 80s he did well over 100 prints with Persimmon as the main theme
The print with the colored persimmons is Kaki
Z-1 The white persimmons print is simply 81-3 manning It was done in 1981
persimmon is sign of autumn i am told
As autumn wanes, and first snows arrive, persimmons are a radiant reminder of beauty in a time of decline and decay, offering hope that the beauty of the fruit will attract birds to disseminate seeds for regrowth in the spring. Hence a sign of joy, beauty and hope for the future......
the last frame is from a private collection in
Asia i cannot ascertain the title or the year.
Maki used the same blocks for the last two images