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Abe no Nakamaro Gazing At The Moon From A Terrace (1833) - Framed & Mounted Print

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the “chuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

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    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    The Japanese nobleman Abe no Nakamuro (698-770) sits on the terrace of a Chinese palace, gazing out at the moon, while attendants arrive with food. 

    At the age of 16, he accompanied a fellow Japanese envoy to China, to discover and return with the secrets of Chinese timekeeping. Although they received a welcome reception by the Chinese emperor, they were refused permission to return home, and were kept comfortably captive at the palace.

    Nakamuro adapted well, and rose through the ranks, evenutally becoming a regional governor.

    The scene represents Nakamaro's best-known poem, in which he expresses his desire to return to his home in Japan during a wistful moment of reflection.

    "When I look over heaven's plain I wonder;
    Is that the same moon that rose
    Over Mount Mikasa in Kasuga?"

    This print hails from the series: "A True Mirror of Chinese and Japanese Poems", published around 1833. A truly splendid series, it is known for its beautiful compositions, exceptional coloration and high-culture subjects. In each of the ten designs that Hokusai made for the collection, he depicted classical poets in landscapes that they knew or referenced in one of their poems.

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.

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