Japanese antique prints and posters on sale from Tuula’s collection.
Japanilaisia antiikkivedoksia myynnissä Tuulan kokoelmasta.

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Antiikkijulisteita ja kauppiaiden lahjakalentereita. Puupiirroksia/litografioita Japanin Meiji-Taisho-kaudelta (1880-1920)

Hikifuda posters were designed in Japan as New Year gifts for customers by various shops and manufacturers. They usually carry well-wishing symbols of good luck and fortune. Sometimes a calendar for becoming year is included in the advertisement. The short production period of hikifuda posters dates around the turn of the 20th century. The most valued posters are made with woodblock printing technique, but also the ones printed with lithography and offset methods of the time are nowadays considered as highly interesting collectible items.

Pyhäkköjen votiivivedoksia ja keräilykerhojen tilausteoksia. Puupiirroksia Japanin Meiji-Taisho-kaudelta (1880-1920)

Senjafuda (senshafuda) votive slips were originally always made with woodblock printing. They came into fashion in the beginning of the 19th century when a trend for travel begun and many pilgrimage routes developed. First senjafudas were simple black and white name labels that were pasted on the pillars of shrines and temples. This was to prove the visitor’s own faith and also to gain appreciation from the other visitors coming into the same temple. Gradually senjafudas developed into multicolor small artworks that were published by devoted collectors in senjafuda-exchange groups. Each collector group produced senjafuda prints with various themes, starting with famous kabuki-actors and landscapes in ukiyo-e style to modern style design of folk traditions and objects of daily life. The activity of senjafuda exchange groups reached its peak during the first decades of the 20th century.

Collector’s item available!

Senshafuda Kabuki actor series   30 € / image

Actors peeping through a gap in the teathre curtain.
Original woodblock prints on Japanese paper.
Card size 12,5 x 17,5 cm (actual print 9 x 14 cm).

Puupiirroksella painetut lahjakuoret, 1800-l jp.

Pochibukuros are printed envelopes used for giving small money gifts. Their production started during the 19th century, when a vast variety of woodcut printed items came out to the market. The exact production date for each individual pochibukuro is unknown due to their practical use as wrapping.  The motifs on the envelopes vary from cultural peculiarities and skillfully executed ukiyo-e themes to simple kimono patterns depicting fauna and flora. Genuine woodblock printed pochibukuros have become extremely rare, but the custom of handing out money wrapped in an envelope still prevails in Japan

Rare collector’s item available!

Hiroshige’s Tokaido 53 stations in miniature   800 € / 55 pieces

Original woodblock prints on antique handmade pochibukuro-envelopes.
The set includes 11 woodblock printed wrappings, 5 envelopes in each. Complete series, 55 different scenes. Size of the wrapping 6 x 12,5 cm, Size of the printed envelope: 3,3 x 9,5 cm.

Manga Pochibukuro series  78 € / 6 pieces

6 finely executed woodblock printed envelopes with comical daily scenes.
Size of the print 7,8 x 5,7 cm. Price for all six: 78 €, Price for one: 15 €

Otsu-e images in Pochibukuro  12-15 € / each
Woodblock printed miniatures from Japanese traditional Otsu-e paintings.
10 different images in size  4 x 9 cm,  Other 4 images in size 5,5 x 8 cm.


Noh theatre drama in Pochibukuro  10 € / each
Series of Japanese brush paintings made as woodblock prints.
Scenes of famous Noh play. 5 different images, envelope size 4,3 x 9,7 cm

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