ANTIQUE Original Kono Bairei Woodblock Japanese Prints 1881 Cranes
You’re looking at a beautiful piece of Japanese woodblock art from our collection of original 1881 prints by noted artist, Kono Bairei; Created for one of his best-known publications ‘one hundred birds’. Most of the bird species throughout this collection were native to Japan, with a few domesticated and some imported cage birds. Bairei was born and lived in Kyoto. He was apprenticed to the Maruyama printer Nakajima Raiso at the age of eight. He was a pupil of Shijo artist Shiokawa Bunrin and followed the Nanga school tradition. He established the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting before opening his own studio to students and retiring from teaching.