Shiko Munakata

Shiko Munakata, (1903-1975)

The Healing Buddha (the fence of...)
(Yakushi Nyorai no saku)

sumizuri-e woodblock print hand colored (blue & rose) from reverse; with artist's red seal Muna, and with woodblock printed certificate of authenticity: Kantei Toroku Sho; Munakata Shiko Kantei Iinkai; hand-numbered 8339, inscribed Munakata Shiko Saku and titled, Yakushi Nyorai no saku, with two seals, Munakata Shiko Kantei Iinkai and Munakata -?-, ca. 1952 (blocks carved)

48 by 30.6 cm

Munakata's patron and friend, Yanagi Soetsu (credited with founding the Mingei Movement) suggested that he color his prints from behind, rather than from the front, so as not to disturb the strength of the black printing. (Shiko Munakata, by Yojuro Yasuda, translated by Oliver Statler, 1958, p. 74)


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site last updated
December 2, 2021

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
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