Several hundred years ago, Japanese artist - Sharaku printed popular character portraits using wood blocks - a technique known as woodcuts that uses multiple carved blocks to transfer color onto paper to create an image. He made portraits and caricature of theatrical performers, entertainers, sumo wrestlers and other colorful persons. This artwork continues to be very popular and was widely admired by the west. You can see the beginnings of the now popular anime style in these prints.
Grab a set of four contemplative tea cups gift boxed. The teacups are glazed ceramic depicting famous woodcuts by legendary Japanese artist Sharaku. Crisp colors and lines faithfully reproduce the original artwork. A must for an art lover.