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Japan. Haku Maki. Moon Song - 1. 1967


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In the period 1966-67, Haku Maki did two large series with Song as the theme. There was Flower Song, a series of 10 prints. And there was Animal Song which was Maki’s Asian Zodiac series, with 12 images. It was also a small series with small editions--50 in the case of Animal Song (released in Kyoto, so very hard to find: only one friend has the full set), I do not know who has the full set of Flower Song. Equally rare is Moon Song. Many years ago I saw Moon Song 1 and did not buy it; this time I snapped it up. I show it below. Is it a necklace, as one may call the “companion piece” shown beside it but done in 1981. Moon Song is simple and elegant. No complicated calligraphy. No snappy colors. “Just” an embossed design of large beads forming a necklace and one small one coming with a small two colored bead in the center. It has been hidden for so long! copyright Daniel Tretiak 2013