• Muneyoshi Abe

Shopping Guide & Information of the Japanese Prints

This page will show you how to see the information on the product page, and the flow from order to delivery.



1. Artwork Information

If there is no special notation, the work will be sold in unframed sheets.

All prices shown include tax.

 


2. How to see the artwork information

"Date"

In the case of Ukiyo-e, the "Date" refers to the year the work was published.

Since there is no way to know the date other than from the seal printed on the artwork, we don't display the date of artworks without a seal.

In general, the first 200 prints are considered to be the first edition, and later printings using the same woodblocks are considered to be later printings and are judged by our professional staff.

In the case of Shin-Hanga, the "Date" comes from the year indicated mainly in the margin of the artwork, so it refers to the year the woodblock was created, not the actual year of printing.

Also, in the case of Shin-Hanga, those printed early are called the First state print, and those printed later using the same woodblocks are called later prints and are judged by our expert staff.

In the case of Sosaku-Hanga and Modern prints, the year of printing is indicated.


"Size"

O-ban: Usual size of Ukiyo-e. (approx. 39 x 26.5 cm)

O-ban / Triptych: Triptych that is consisted of 3 O-ban prints.

O-ban / Diptych: Diptych that is consisted of 2 O-ban prints.

Chu-ban: Half the size of the O-ban size, but slightly smaller. (approx. 26.5 x 19.5 cm)

Ko-ban: Half the size of the Chu-ban, but smaller. (approx. 19.5 x 13 cm)

Hoso-ban: Elongate size. (approx. 33 x 15 cm or 47 x 16 cm)

O-tanzaku: Two-thirds the size of the O-ban, long and narrow. (approx. 39 x 18 cm)

Naga-O-ban: Elongate and large size. (approx. 50 x 22 cm).


*Most Ukiyo-e works have been trimmed due to the fact that they were inexpensive for a long time. In other words, almost Ukiyo-e is not identical to the above sizes.


"Impression"

Our professional staff appraises and assign the order of "Very good", "Good", and "Fair" according to the sharpness of the lines and the way the colors are arranged.


"Condition"

Our professional staff appraises and assign the order of "Very good", "Good", and "Fair", based on the overall state of preservation.


"Details"

We list if there is a spot where problems can be found in the state of preservation.

If there are no problems, we do not list them.

If you have any questions or found some problems, please feel free to contact us.



3. Payment Method

The following payment methods are available.

Store payment (cash or credit card)

Bank transfer

Square (Online credit card payment)

PayPal



The Total Amount of Payment


Store payment (cash or credit card):

Only the price of the work


Bank Transfer

[price of artwork] + [shipping fee] + [International Bank Transfer Receipt-Commission Fee 2,000 yen] + [Bank Transfer Commission Fee that occurs customer's bank]


Online credit card payment / PayPal

 Online credit card payment / PayPal [price of artwork] + [shipping fee]


*All works are also sold at the Jimbocho store at the same time.

After you place your order, we will confirm whether it is certainly available and will inform you of the total amount by e-mail, so please be sure to make your payment after receiving our email.


5. Shipping cost

We normally send the artwork via DHL.

The shipping cost of the print in O-ban size is 2,000~3,000 yen.

Shipping costs are calculated according to the size and weight of the shipment.

If you would like to have your order send via EMS or FedEx, please feel free to let us know.