Colored Glasses of Hokusai Ⅱ
Colored Glasses of Hokusai Ⅱ
Colored Glasses of Hokusai Ⅱ
Colored Glasses of Hokusai Ⅱ

Colored Glasses of Hokusai Ⅱ

In 1987, the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints invited three top Japanese designers who resonated with Hokusai's sensibilities to join in a project called "Hokusai Design Contemporary Prints from Hokusai Design Sketchbook". Katsumi Asaba, Koichi Sato and Shin Matsunaga recomposed the patterns included in "Hokusai Moyo Gafu" to create a new world of woodcut prints. Katsumi Asaba saw the two circles on each page of "Hokusai Moyo Gafu" as a pair of glasses. He used the RGB color model of red, green and blue (used for computer and television displays) to color the black-and-white Hokusai patterns. The title he gave to this work shows his sense of humor as well.

Katsumi Asaba was born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1940. After graduating from Kuwasawa Design School and working at Light Publicity, he established the Katsumi Asaba Design Studio in 1975. As art director, he produced many memorable posters and commercials, playing a leading role in the history of advertising design in Japan. Representative works include advertising campaigns for Seibu Department Stores ("Oishii Seikatsu"), the official poster for the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano and the logo of the Democratic Party of Japan. He has received many awards, including the Tokyo TDC Award, Mainichi Design Prize and Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction.

Price

Sale price¥35,000

About Frame

About Frame

Size: 40.0 × 55.0 cm
Weight: approx. 1.8kg
Material: wood, acrylic (70% of UV cut)

 

About Frame

About Frame

Size: 40.0 × 55.0 cm
Weight: approx. 1.8kg
Material: wood, acrylic (70% of UV cut)

 
Quantity:
Size/Weight Image Size: 26.0 × 37.0 cm
Material Paper: Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano
FeatureType of print: Woodcut print

Three leading designers of Japan reinterpret "Hokusai Patterns"
"Hokusai Design Contemporary Printsfrom Hokusai Design Sketchbook"by Katsumi Asaba, Koichi Sato and Shin Matsunaga

Our mission

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we create attractive works that are in keeping with the times while maintaining the basics of traditional woodcut printing techniques.

Careful quality and materials

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we use carefully selected materials and tools to bring out the original beauty of woodcut prints to the fullest.

Making Process & Adachi's Artisans

The production of ukiyo-e, which developed as a commercial printing method, focused on efficiency and profitability. And so, all processes are streamlined and sophisticated. We will introduce the basics of ukiyo-e techniques through the production process of Katsushika Hokusai's masterpiece "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."

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