Autumn Moon A huge moon hovers over the sea and horizon Print is enhanced with deep embossing and gold leaf See Print Details
Eclipse of the Sea A black rectangle, with three small 'waves' dominates the foreground. Remnants of a fishing net point up toward three large circle segments; their subtle grey and white forms contrast with the bold woodblock texture of the dominant, overlapping circle segment. Three gilded, embossed butterflies rise up towards a small, white embossed circle that repeats the theme of waves.
A strong yet poetic image is created of geometric and organic shapes, clean and firm on a field of white.
in Japanese This is an early print by the artists, rarely seen. Already evident are abstract shapes, reminiscent of moon, spheres, sea and fishnet, in subtle colors of green and blue, contrasted by bold back and by a strong horizontal 'spear' in brown.
No gold embossing as in Iwami's later prints is evident as yet.
Rebirth of Water A magnificent large Print by the artist
Solid, pure blacks are blended with finely textured grays and some metallic gold. Large full moons often dominate the prints, with rocket like golden thrusts piercing them in bold curves. Wavelike patterns... sometimes bisect the circles. Sprinklings of powdered mica over the white areas give the impression of windblown sand. In the absence of brilliant colors, form and texture are strongly evident.'
From Blakemore, writing in 1975 in Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints