This is an original Japanese poster printed in 1970`s for theatre company "Bungakuza" for the production of "Hanaoka Seishu's Wife" - it was designed by the acclaimed Kiyoshi Awazu.
This poster prominently features a national treasure of Japan - the Asagao flower. The morning glory (Asagao) has been cherished by many people in Japan since ancient times.
Awazu is a stellar figure in Japanese graphic design history. Born in 1929, he is a self-taught painter and graphic designer known for his genre-bending bodywork. From painting to posters and theatre to architecture, his creative passion did not meet boundaries.
This poster is printed on a thick stock high-quality paper. Theatre posters were printed in FAR fewer numbers that movie posters and this one in particular is highly regarded amongst the Japanese and international graphic design community.
This poster is in an excellent condition. Please refer to the imagery as this is the exact poster that is for sale.
It is circa 50 years old!
It is not a reproduction or a reprint.
Certificate of Authenticity included