Junichiro Sekino, January, Goshoguruma, Twelve Months of Maiko


Artist: Junichiro Sekino (1914-1988)
Title: January, Goshoguruma (睦月 御所車)
Edition: 141/175
Series Title: Twelve Months of Maiko(舞妓十二ヶ月)
Publisher: Gallery Gohachi
Date: 1973-1975
Size: 23.4 x 63.7 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

Junichiro Sekino was born in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, in 1914. He began making wood print art while still in middle school before formally pursuing etching with Kon Junzo. While largely a self-taught artist, having closely studied available material on woodblock carving and printing while still young, he did study etching at Nishida Takeo’s Japanese Etching Institute and oil painting and drawing at a private painting school.

Not limited to portraiture, Sekino also portrayed cityscapes, rural scenes, animals, still lifes, landscapes, and abstract works. While most famous for his woodblock prints, Sekino also worked with lithography and etching, founding the Japanese Etcher’s Society in 1953. He also contributed to numerous book designs.

Junichiro Sekino

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Print FormatOther
ArtistJunichiro Sekino
SubjectBeauty & Female, Creative/Sosaku-hanga, Kimono Design
Dimensions23.4 x 63.7 cm
Condition ReportDiscoloured due to previous mounting around the edge, light creases around the edge.