Untitled woodblock print of a mountain village and two figures by Jun-ichirô Sekino (1914-1988). A monochromatic rural scene depicting a row of buildings against a backdrop of trees. In the foreground is a man with net and a boy carrying two buckets on a pole across his shoulders. A lovely example of Sekino’s interest in patterns (especially rooftops) combined with his appreciation for people in their familiar surroundings.
Jun-ichirô Sekino traveled widely, not just throughout Japan but also in America, Mexico, Africa and Europe. He started making woodblock prints early in his middle school days and was prolific until his death in 1988 at age 74. He drew inspiration for his landscapes and portraits from many places and cultures around the globe. The Imperial Household Agency of Japan purchased many of his prints to give as gifts to foreign dignitaries and awarded him two Medals of Honor.
Dated: 1980 Print series 60/128
Dimensions: Paper size: 22 1/4″ high x 29 1/2″ long