technique: multi-colored plywoodgraphy and handcoloring with watercolors and gold paint
base material: mitsumata-washi
image size: w 80 x h 100 mm (3.1 x 3.9 in)
paper size: 100 x 148 mm (3.9 x 5.8 in) - Japanese postcard size
year: 2005

edition: limited to 10 sheets ( stock: 1 2 3* 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 )
product number: GFS-WK-1

* Edition No.3 is on All-sheet set with Branch Screen.

price: JPY 10,000

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Design and Technique

The goldfish has been bred and petted for a long time in Japan. I expressed old Japanese tradition by drawing goldfish with water plants in Japanese natural scenery. Printed with plywoodgraphy for the most part and with the grain of burnt wood for ripples, on Washi that is Japanese traditional paper. Colored by hand-coloring with watercolors for transparence, and gold paint for gorgeous.

Also I have them in my small pond and water pots with lotus, water lily, iris and the like.

Goldfish "Wakin" and Potamogeton:

- The wakin which possesses a double tail and beautiful pattern is not common and valuable.

- Potamogeton is a genus of aquatic, mostly freshwater, known by the common name "pondweed". In many species, all the leaves are submerged and the leaves are beautiful, typically thin and translucent.

Exhibition and Contest

This series was accepted following Exhibitions:

  • 4th International Biennial of Miniature Art Czestochowa 2006 - Poland
  • 26th Mini Print International of Cadaques 2006 - Spain
  • 4th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2006 - Canada
  • 8th International Miniature Art Biennial 2006 - Canada
  • 5th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2006 - Bulgaria
  • 25th Mini Print International of Cadaques 2005 - Spain
  • 4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2005 - Bulgaria