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Friday 17 June 2022

19th century polyptych woodblock print, “Kobo Daishi”, 1877

Unidentified 19th century Japanese printmaker

“Kobo Daishi” (弘法大師) (aka Kukai [774–835 CE]), 1877 (based on information provided by the previous owner), four woodblock panels abutted and pasted onto a support sheet to form a single image. For background information regarding the Kobo Daishi—"The Grand Master who Propagated the Dharma"—see

Woodblock prints on fine Japanese paper joined as a polyptych backed with a support sheet.

Size: (support sheet) 35.3 x 69.5 cm; (sheet) 24.3 x 59.5 cm.

Condition: strong and well-printed panels, but with minor abrasion at the lower left margin. The sheet has been laid upon a support of archival (millennium quality) washi paper. There is minor staining, otherwise the four-panel woodblock print is in a reasonably good condition for its age and size.

I am selling this visually arresting large four-panel woodblock print for the total cost of AU$324 (currently US$226.14/EUR215.22/GBP184.35 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world (but not, of course, any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries).

If you are interested in purchasing this amazing composite sheet of woodblock prints, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

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