Yuuka san is a woodblock print artist from Japan. We commissioned her to make these fantastic prints to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This one is of a famous woman samurai warrior named Tomoe Gozen.
Tomoe Gozen was a mythical onna-musha from the late Heian period of Japanese history. She served Minamoto no Yoshinaka during the Genpei War and was a part of the conflict that led to the first shogunate. She was especially accomplished with a bow and Yuuka san decided to depict her here at the moment of releasing an arrow at the enemy.
Yuuka san made 20 numbered prints in all. We took #1 for our office. The second photo is of her original drawing which she used to cut the wood block before printing. If you watch the video below you can see her making a small print for demonstration.
Artist: Yuuka San
Location: Miki City Japan
Wood Block Print Size: 130 x 175mm
Frame size : 200mm x 275mm
Signed with one Red Seal
Numbered Prints with 1-20.
Mat and Frame Included