Hoshi Jōichi: Moon (A)
Artist: Hoshi Jōichi
Title: Moon (A)
A tree spreads its branches, seeming to welcome the full moon into its embrace. This is the lighter version of this design, with a silver-colored sky. Hoshi ‘s unique woodblock printing technique involved gold and silver leaf, layers of overprinting with oil paint, and burnishing the blocks with a flame. Numbered 3/99.
Condition: Very good impression, color and condition.
Publisher: Printed by the artist.
Literature: See “Joichi Hoshi: Catalog of All Tree Woodblock Prints”, figure 328.
Seal: Artist’s seal
Signature: Joichi Hoshi