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Japanese Wave Woodblock Print Wall Scroll

Japanese Wave Woodblock Print Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Artwork Panel: 24.2cm x 36.2cm  ≈  9½" x 14¼"

Silk/Brocade: 33.5cm x 99.5cm  ≈  13¼" x 39¼"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 42.5cm  ≈  16¾"

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This wall scroll is discounted to half price because of a crack in the knob. It's just a hairline crack, but you can see it upon close inspection.

Great Waves and Sail Boats

Japanese Wave Woodblock Print Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This features huge waves, a few boats, and Mt. Fuji at the horizon.

For the best possible quality, I used my a $15,000 fine art giclee printer with pigment inks for good UV resistance. This should last for 50+ years if you don't hang it in direct sunlight. I printed this on handmade kozo (mulberry) paper, the same kind of paper used to make Japanese woodblock prints for centuries. It was then sent to my workshop in Beijing where this handmade wall scroll was constructed.

This item was listed or modified
Dec 30th, 2017

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Gary's random little things about China:

Where's my fortune cookie?

So after traveling to China, you have just finished your first meal in a real Chinese restaurant.
But the bill comes, and the waiter forgot to bring everyone their fortune cookies!
Well, actually not...
You see, fortune cookies did not come from China (at least not directly).
One legend has it in the late 1800s or early 1900s, a Chinese man running a noodle making shop in San Francisco accidentally mixed a bunch of sugar in his dough, and didn't want to waste it. So he made cookies and stuck papers with people's fortunes on them as a novelty.
In the end, it's really the Chinese visitors to America that are confused when the waiter brings them a blob of sugary noodle dough with a piece of paper stuck in it.

Typical Gallery Price: $40.00