**Kamisaka Sekka** is considered one of the greatest
Japanese artists of the first half of the twentieth century. He was the final
master of a historic Japanese artistic tradition known as Rimpa, founded in the
early seventeenth century, and through his collaborative work in many media and
as a proponent of the development of modern crafts, he is known as the father of
modern design in Japan.
Among collectors of 20th century woodblock prints he is mainly
known for his woodblock print albums A Thousand Butterflies - Ch˘ Senrui,
published in 1903, and World of Things - Momoyogusa, 1909, both published
by Uns˘d˘ in Kyoto. Also as a painter he has left a very attractive oeuvre.
MP3: Traditional shakuhachi (Japanese flute) music
For more Sekka woodblock prints
(On the website click the thumbnails to enlarge the prints)