When our staff were considering projects to celebrate our 30th anniversary, two key questions soon arose: just what kind of artwork would best commemorate this occasion and leave a legacy? What would be a unique Sakuranoki project we could pass down to the next generations?
We wanted to reflect our pivotal role as a gallery connecting creators and appreciators of art. Thinking in this way, we requested the internationally-acclaimed artist Reiji Hiramatsu, whose work we have featured for over two decades, to produce a series of small prints capturing the beauty of the seasons in Japan.
This is the very first time since our foundation that Gallery Sakuranoki has commissioned and published a series of prints. We wanted to deliver the works to overseas customers who often contact us, and not be limited to only within Japan. With this in mind, we considered printing using traditional wood blocks; however, Reiji Hiramatsu suggested now was a good opportunity to apply Japanese cutting-edge technology! And so we came to release the world’s first Frescograph prints.
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