Acclaimed woodblock artists Kenji Takenaka recreated a beautiful print of Hiroshige's Plum Estate, Kameido. A fifth generation master at the Takenaka Mokuhan established in 1891 Kyoto. He studied under his father renowned master printer Seihachi Takenaka. Kenji launched Takzasado, a design company dedicated to preservating the art of woodblock printing as well as further developing it. He proposed the project bsaed on HoMA”S print fo Utagawa Hiroshige's influential ukiyo-eprint, which is the first one but also a different colored version.
Kenji recreated the Hiroshige reproduction in Kyoto, using Hosho-shi paper made by ninth-generation master and Living National Treasure of Japan Ichibei Iwana. A single sheet can cost up to $120.
The limited print is six percent larger than Hiroshige's original with the HoMA stamp in the back, noting it is a reproduction by Takezado.
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