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Live Art Session,as you can familiar with Japanese woodblock prints a traditional, separately Ukiyo-e(reprint),Shinhanga,
modern prints, offers by selecting excellent work in particular.
Each woodblock print draw a unique culture and beautiful scenery all over Japan along with the background of era, it has captivated viewers.
Mt.Fuji of a world heritage,Sakura of national flower,such as the temples of Kyoto,there is too many other and cannot tell ,
the beautiful thing catches the heart of people in all times and continues still alive as scenery of the Japanese heart.
Once such amazing prints, please inflate the image of Japan to look in your eyes.
Surely it will be something that comes through.
Live Art session (LAS), and works that take advantage of sufficiently woodcut technique of Japanese tradition and
we deliver the charm of a new woodcut in collaboration with contemporary artists.

To you ! I will deliver what has been selected.
*Eisen "Bjin"

Kawase Hasui
"Dusk at Tagonoura Beach "

Work of 1940
Publisher:Watanabe Shozaburo

Japanese Screen-Byobu
"Great wave"
Painted by Shorakusanjin

This is the one which was the boldly copied to the folding screen, of the woodblock prints of Fuji Thirty-six Views , Great Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai.
There is a deep luster used the old silver foil which has passed through the era.
Sakai Jiro "Neko_nyorai 1"

Dry lacquer, Makie,
Gold leaf


Japanese screens, known as byobu in Japanese, originated in China as far back as the Han dynasty
(206 B.C. - 220 A.D.). As byobu literally means "wind wall," the original purpose of the screen was to block drafts in traditional open-layout Japanese homes. The concept first arrived in Japan in the late Nara Period, around the eight century. During the Nara Period and subsequent Heian Period (794-1185),
byobu design progressed from a standing single-panel screen to multiple-paneled folding screens
to suit Japanese tastes and needs.

History of Byobu

In the Muromachi Period (1392-1568), as screens became more popular and common, the Japanese applied their own developments to the traditional Chinese design.
The metal hinges were replaced with paper hinges, which allow folding in both directions, and make for a lighter,
stronger desigen.
Paper hinges are also more aesthetically pleasing, as the space between panels is vastly reduced, meaning that the
painting can flow from panel to panel.
At the same time, the frame construction became much lighter through use of a bamboo lattice frame
and washi paper as the covering.

Screen making has been an industry in decline ever since the late Edo Period.
These days, there are very few places still making authentic byobu,
and many are either manufactured cheaply by machine in Tokyo (a city without a screen-making tradition)
or even imported from China.
The maker of our screens, Iohara Seijudo in Kyoto, is a part of a family-run business now in its third generation.
His traditional techniques are unique in that they are the only studio in Japan that manufactures screens from start
to finish entirely by hand. See our guide to the making of screens for an overview of the manufacturing process.

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We're glad to make your acquaintance. Thanks for visiting Live Art Session!
LAS began with the encounter with an American painter in 1992.
We were younger in those days but now became mature women a little.
LAS is being operated by such three women.
Moved to the ancient city Kyoto from the big city Tokyo , and then came to the forest of the Lake Biwa National park of Shiga surrounded with rich nature.From the beautiful forest, Live Art Session provides pleasant works of crafts and Japanese prints etc.
Our English is not perfect, but we are kept in mind to handmade website. We hope that you are able to understand such our English. Thank you!

Company name : Live Art Session
Contact person : Mariko Yokoyama
Address : 1039-92 Kitahira , Otsu-shi ,Shiga ,520-0503 Japan
Telephone +81-077-575-2633
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Date of establishment : 1992
Available language : Japanese / English
International shipping: Yes

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