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Clifton Karhu
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A Place in Gion (IV)
One of a set of three exceptional early Prints, quite rare. Framed in vintage wood frame with wooden back. Priced at $600 if all three are purchased


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$650.00
A Place in Gion (lll)
One of a set of three early images by the artist in small edition Matted and framed in vintage wood frame with wooden back The series has exceptional detailed shading and fine use of color


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$650.00
A Place in Gion (V)
One of a set of three exceptional early Prints,in small edition Framed in vintage wood frame with wooden back. Priced at $600 if all three are purchased


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Amino Sunset
A most powerful and vibrant Print of strongly accentuated rocks and twisted trees against the brilliantly colored water and setting sun


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Arashiyama Maples
A richly colored Print and view of a residence seen through a line of trees.

Warm, filtered light creates a warm, inviting atmosphere


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$2,170.00
Arashiyama Villa
Deepening clouds, mountainside, the temple, a focus in the center, with snow covered trees reaching all around, this is a poetic creation.

Well balanced and snug, it appears warm and abundantly satisfying, in spite of the winter weather


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Arishiyama Restaurant
A fine grid pattern of verticals and horizontals with contrasting rocks and plants, lead the eye along the path into the building.

Warm colors and varied grays are used by Karhu to create a lively harmony


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$1,650.00
Awataguchi Tree
The spreading branches and heavy twisted trunk of an enormous tree, embrace, ground and protect the entrance to a Katsura


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Boar


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$650.00
Boats - Denmark
An abundance of boats with their masts, sails and tackle form a rich, dense and lively pattern against the rising dawn of sky. Strong geometric lines of verticals and diagonals create a grid which is enhanced by triagular shapes of sails, with their bright green, blue, red, yellow and purple palette.

One of Karhu's rare early prints with an abundance of fine detail.


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Cart in Kyoto


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$1,670.00
Chionji-Kyoto
A classic architectural view of a Japanese entry in warm shades of brown and grey


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$850.00
Country Garden
Very nice snow scene with contrast of dark rocks, trees, green foliage against the clean, white of the snow field - wide in the foreground and receding towards the grey/blue background


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Daigoji Teahouse
An exceptional Print and beautiful composition of the Teahouse Patio and Pond, with reflections in the water and a multitude of fine detail in the delicately illuminated buildings and gardens


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Edogawa
light filters through the banners above an outside pathway near a garden. Soft shades of lavender, pinks and gray pervade this peaceful scene


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Evening Path-Katsura
A dramatic, bold and outstanding Print which speaks for itself; beautiful and striking color of blues, white and black


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Flying Carp
Dramatic triptych with vivid colors, and magnificent, strong carving. The fish banners of wonderfully varied pattern, size and movement race across the width of the three print in this powerful, energetic work


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Garden
Fine image of a view through the temple entrance, into the gardens, beyond; an abundance of color and detailed shading, adds additional interest to this lovely print


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Ginkakuji Garden


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Gion Mado
a lovely balanced composition using varied geometric shapes and numerous soft colors. The outline of bamboo is seem through a round Shoji screen.


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Gion Reflections
In this detailed and finely carved image, multiple linear patterns, colors and balanced motifs, result in the creation of a beautifully balanced, lively and fascinating image.


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Gion Shoji
An interesting study of geometric line with subtle gradations of color and pattern


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Gion Yane
Clifton Karhu has always enjoyed the doorways of old Japanese houses - with their pattern of roof, lines of windows. sidings, and embellished curtain'

In this lovely small Print he has, once again, succeeded so well


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Higashiyama Corner
Beautiful composition and color in this, largely, geometric composition in which vertical surface patterns predominate; the stately house is seamlessly reflected in the water below, with gentle variation of color. Highlights of bright color - red, orange and green enliven the disciplined beat of the structured elements.


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Himeji Castle


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Horyuji House-Nara
A quiet corner house after snowfall


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$780.00
Houses on Stilts
The verticals and horizontals are beautifully spaced and contrasted by the soft gradations of white and blue of snow; these, in turn, are animated by rust and green, resulting in a well balanced, harmonious image.


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Kamishichiken
View of street and entrances on a day of rain; fine detail and color in this interesting composition of recurring form, as the umbrella and window patterns described in both vertical and diagonal line


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Kamogawa Cherries
Beautiful image of a Spring garden seen through the open screens of a large, round window; fine reflections are masterfully rendered on the shoji as the view of blossom trees, green growth and mountain are a wonderful focus beyond


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Kasaoka
A wide and detailed view of a street corner in Gion, Japan - subtle combination of muted and bright color


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Katsura
Magnificent, large Print with fine detail and wide range of color;


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Katsura Corner
An unusual diamond format is featured in this outstanding Print Crisp clear colors throughout


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Katsura Moonlight
A bright yellow moon glows in a night sky, its golden glow is reflected in the shoji screen below This image is featured in the Volume 'Collecting Modern JapanesePrints,by Tolman, Tuttle, 1994.


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Katsura Rikyu
A very appealing image in long horizontal format in outstanding color and condition


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$2,170.00
Kenrokuen Tea House
The Tea house, on stilts, is set back in the lake, quiet and secluded among the fall foliage of surrounding trees. Trees play a major and dramatic role; a pine and maple rise dominantly upwards and across the picture plane displaying their color and dramatic form against the bright blue sky and emphasizing the private nature of Tea house. Karhu's characteristic strong line is much in evidence; as in much of his recent work the colors are brilliant, almost iridescent blues, yellows, orange. green and tan.


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Kinkakuji
The temple and its reflection in the pond are bright and well defined, extending to the rocks and landscape on either side. In the background, trees, land and mountains set off the temple in contrasting shades of bright green, resulting in a vibrant Print of arresting form and color


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$1,750.00
Kiyamachi ll
An outstanding balance of line, color and shadow..a charming glimpse into a secluded cobblestone alley


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$2,370.00
Koshihita Snow-Kyoto
Soft, heavy snow covers the rooftops of Japanese farmhouses Shades of blue, turquoise and green accentuate the sense of pervasive cold in this lovely image.


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Kyoto Winter


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$1,800.00
Lantern Katsura
Beautifully defined and enhanced by light and shadow, rocks, stones and water recede deeply into the image, towards the temple, which is surrounded by lush growth in the distance


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Maroyama Sawami
A delightful glimpse into a hidden garden and courtyard. A lovely composition with beautiful architectural details and clear colors.


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Matsuno
Fine detail and bold, dense composition in which both color and shape a clearly defined and contrasted, distinguish this exceptional Print


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Midorogaike


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Monoyama-Jo
The view over the roofs of the town stesses their geometric shape and general uniformity in color, contrasting strongly with the rising castles in the distance and, particularly, with the dramatic yellow sky in this striking image


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Near Koshihata-Kyoto
This striking composition of a traditional Japanese Farmhouse at the end of Winter is punctuated by the strong lines of three trees and a fence in the foreground Various shades of purple blue and green hint of the melting snow, and coming of Spring


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$2,500.00
Nijo Castle
A castle courtyard is softly illuminated by the moons glow Shades of blue and green shine in the shadows


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$1,200.00
Nishijin Roofs
A wonderful tripdych with a multiple of finely carved roof patterns illuminated in light and shade; we have an intimate glimpse of objets in the colorful lit windows, carefully balance throughout


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Noon Shadows


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Oike Doorway
Strong, dense pattern and design in a variety of curvilinear and geometric shapes and contrasting, yet harmonizing color, contained in the circular form, frequently employed by the Artist


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Osumo-Taiho
Sumo Wrestlers engage in competition A rare early image by the artist in small edition


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$1,200.00
Ponto-cho Corner
View of the entrance of a Geisha -house in Ponto-cho during the winter.


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Rest House-Katsura


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$2,370.00
RiceRacks
An exceptional sheet of this striking snowscene by the artist


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$1,900.00
Roof Tiles


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Shadows-Katsura
In this interesting image, the clearly defined temple and the walkway with its stepping stones, recede into the distance where a blossom tree leans over the roof. The Print is enhanced by wonderful patterns of light and shadow as well as by a play of a of lively, contasting color


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Shimoda
A dramatic coastal vista is punctuated by a sweeping Pine in the foreground Brilliant shades of orange, yellow and green contrast with the rich brown angular bark of the tree, and cast a glow on its trunk


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Shinjuku
A very fine, bright and vibrant woodblock Print in magnificent gradations of color, reflecting the life and brilliance of the busy city


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Shirakawa Shinmonzen
The water in the canal appears to rush through, reflecting the blossom trees and house fronts , carved in great detail. Above, woodgrain is used to advantage in the description of the blue sky


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Shirikawa-Shinbashi
One of the lovely corners in Tokyo's old quarter with traditional houses and colorful trees. In this woodblock print Karhu shows his mastery in rendering delicate glow of light, extremely carefully observed detail and reflections in the waters of the canal - wonderful carving and poetic color


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Shizuichi - Kyoto
In this imposing, vertical image, the rows of rice racks move upwards and back, their horizontal tops enhanced by the ridges of the field. In the distance, the fine detail of the farm, trees and hills, in multiple color form a contrast to the pattern of the forefront


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$2,100.00
Singapore
A dynamic, finely detailed image of Singapore Harbor. This large work is printed in many colors with subtle shading throughout


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$2,400.00
Snow & Roofs
In this round format - frequently used by the Artist- the snow covered roof rises above a series of repeated curves of varied color, dramatically ending with the bright blue sky


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Snowy Farm
Snowy Farm A wonderful, strong composition of verticals, horizontals and triangles - trees, fence and village houses against mountain and sky. Karhu has used varied shades blue throughout this print, carefully delineating the foreground, roof tops, mountain and sky. A syncopating rhythm is created by contrasting colors and shapes, overlaid by the softly falling snow.

One of Karhu's best prints of the 1980's.


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Spring Lantern
An outstanding large composition,in a small edition of 25 Prints. Fantastic clear crisp colors in blues and greens; an intimate rainy garden scene


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Summer Festival
A vibrant scene depicting the bright colors, crowds, and pageantry of an outdoor celebration. The Print is distinguished by brilliant color and fantastic detail


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$2,470.00
Tango-Nihonkai
Magnificent group of three Prints define this unique tripdych of rocks and sea.

The expansive view extends from the snow-covered rocks, in blues and white, to the varied colors of the sea in the far distance Fine use of woodgrain, and strong, vibrant carving.


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The Doorway


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The Kura
The image conveys the feeling of a cold winter day, where all forms stand out crisply in the bright light. Wonderful pattern of lines and gradation of greys against clear whites and varied, subtle blues. The imposing Kura dominates the center of the composition, setting the tone for geometric patterns throughout


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$2,100.00
The Sea
An extraordinary, very rare Karhu print and wonderful use of the woodblock medium in this depiction of gray sea and sky. Moon and Birds over a spit of land where appears a single house and bare trees isolated against the sky.

Thus is created a mood of romantic isolation, where nature is the dominant force.


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Togetsukyo
A most interesting woodblock Print in which the Artist chose to explore repetition of form and color, comprising subtle changes in each group in addition to creating overall contrast in shape and hue


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$1,900.00
Ukiyoe - Summer
This color engraving is an early work by Karhu, dating to 1968.


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$400.00
Umenoi
A rainy day - lending the Print a vertical, silvery pattern though which we see the lovingly depicted detail of the house front and its reflection in the wet roadway.

According to Norman Tolman #25, this Print is part of a 4 Seasons series, commissioned for a Quarterly magazine of restaurants serving delicious eel.


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Veranda Katsura
In this detail corner of the Temple, Karhu concentrates on geometric shapes in a wonderfully balanced composition of varied planes, verticals and horizontals in varied contrasting, yet harmonizing color


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$2,270.00
Wachi Farms
Well defined line and form characterize this brilliantly illuminated, vibrant image of farm and field


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Warajiya
an outstanding composition depicting the entrance to a restaurant, the lively woodgrain of the architectural timbers is balanced by the detail of the cobblestonestone pathway leading inside. Wonderful bright, fresh colors


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Window and Garden
A garden scene as seen through the panes of a Shoji Screen, a small jewel


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Windows Katsura
Carefully composed linear patterns of verticals and horizontals are enhanced by beautifully balanced planes of subtle color in this symphony of geometric forms


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$2,270.00
Winter
This color engraving is an early work by Karhu, dating to 1968.


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$400.00
Winter Farm Houses
Lamplight shines through the windows of farmhouse in winter, its snow-covered roofline, in harmonious balance with the vertical lines of windows,walls and a tree


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Winter in the Park
The peaceful lake and temple beyond are seen through a row of trees and snow laden branches in this beautiful Woodblock Print


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Winter Rocks-Katsura
The temple, one of the Artist's favorites, is here shown deep in snow, with dramatic rocks in the foreground and its reflection in the bright teal waters between. This is a striking composition of verticals, horizontals and bold diagonal and curvilinear forms


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Winter Trees
Beautiful and pristine snow scene- wide view with color detail in the background contrasts with the tree trunks in foreground - where the Artist has used fine pattern and a tight, yet animated composition


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Yamamoto
In this consumately crafted Print, the emphasis is on the horizontal facade of an old Japanese house and the variety of detail in the wood construction; depth is limited but there are intriguing glimpses of recession into the glowing light of the interior, handled in a most subtle detail. Colors are rich, harmonious and muted


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Zuishin-in Bamboo
3 prints with Bamboo image - each close in style, but subtly different in detail; each Print measures approximately 29 X 12 inches rarely seen in outstanding condition


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