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Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) Woodblock “Steady Gaze” of Cat Series Red Seal/Signed in Black Ink within image Stamped Very good color 1960 Condition: se...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese More Asian Art, Objects and Furniture

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Cedar

  • Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese Woodblock Kiyoshi Saito
H 21.75 in. W 15.63 in. D 1.5 in.
Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Nara C, 1962
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary Japane...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Kiyoshi Saito Signed Japanese Woodblock Print "Summer in Aizu"
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A gorgeously composed woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary Japanes...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Katsura Kyoto Lithograph
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
This lithograph is numbered 142/150 from 1955 and titled Katsura Kyoto (6) It has a very modern look and is in original midcentury frame.
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

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Paper

  • Kiyoshi Saito Katsura Kyoto Lithograph
  • Kiyoshi Saito Katsura Kyoto Lithograph
  • Kiyoshi Saito Katsura Kyoto Lithograph
  • Kiyoshi Saito Katsura Kyoto Lithograph
H 25.5 in. W 31.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Kiyoshi Saitō Signed Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print of Temple, 1965
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A precisely composed, darkly hued woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Print Tofuku-Ji, Kyoto ‘A’, 1961
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully composed woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary Japane...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Toriemoto Kyoto D
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully and darkly composed woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Tosyodai-Ji Nara
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed, rare woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Showa Prints

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Plexiglass, Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print Steady Gaze Paris
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully and darkly composed woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Sealed Japanese Woodblock Print Winter in Aizu the Red Coat
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed woodblock print featuring a solitary central figure in a red coat framed by a long line fence by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito t...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Signed Limited Edition Japanese Print Gate in Biyodo-In Uji, 1967
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed, rare woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary ...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Woodblock Print of a Javanese Puppet on Blue Ground by Kiyoshi Saito, 1950s
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine woodblock print of a Javanese puppet in profile. The imagery is a potent mixture of Saito's traditional Japanese sensibilities coupled with his mid-century Modernist senti...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

KATSURA KYOTO I
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Portland, ME
Saito, Kiyoshi. KATSURA KYOTO I. Color Woodblock, 1962. Edition of 200. Titled, dated and numbered 84/200 in pencil. Signed in the block (prints from this series were not signed in p...
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1960s Landscape Prints

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Adhesive, Woodcut

Children
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Kiyoshi Saito (Japanese, 1907-1997) Title: Children Year: Circa 1960 Medium: Color woodcut Edition: Unknown Paper: Japan Image (block mark) size: 9.5 x 4.25 inches...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

  • Children
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children
H 20.75 in. W 14.75 in. D 0.65 in.
Children II
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Kiyoshi Saito (Japanese, 1907-1997) Title: Children II Year: Circa 1960 Medium: Color woodcut Edition: Unknown Paper: Japan Image (block mark) size: 9.85 x 5.35 inc...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

  • Children II
  • Children II
  • Children II
  • Children II
H 20.75 in. W 14.75 in. D 0.65 in.
KYOTO (B)
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Santa Monica, CA
KIYOSHI SAITO (Japanese 1907 - 1997) KYOTO (B) 1966 Color woodcut, signed, titled, dated and no. 5/100 in pencil. Edition 100. Image 14 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches. Full margins with deckle...
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1960s Modern Landscape Prints

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Color, Woodcut

  • KYOTO (B)
  • KYOTO (B)
  • KYOTO (B)
  • KYOTO (B)
H 14.75 in. W 20.625 in.
"Shoji Kyoto" Japanese Interior Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Japanese print with neutral tones. Signature and seal lower right. Mat board covers the margins which may have the title, date and the number of the edition. Visible: H 15.75 in. x W...
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20th Century Modern Interior Prints

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Woodcut

Japanese Minimal Interior Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Title Not Known, signature and seal lower right. Modern, interior Japanese print featuring dark tones with a splash of neon green. Mat board covers the m...
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20th Century Modern Interior Prints

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Woodcut

"Nara" Japanese Townscape
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Landscape print of small Japanese city, Nara (A). Signature and seal lower right. Mat board covers the margins which may have date, title and edition. Non-glare glass makes inspectio...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

"Maiko Kyoto" Japanese Figurative Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Maiko Kyoto (B) 1959, portrait of a girl facing left, with black and white obi; strong woodgrain texture background. Signature and artist’s seal lower le...
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20th Century Modern Prints and Multiples

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Woodcut

AIZU IN WINTER
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Portland, ME
Saito, Kiyoshi (Japanese, 1907-1997). AIZU IN WINTER. Color woodblock, not dated. Signed, lower left. 10 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, framed to 19 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches. In excellent condition.
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Mid-20th Century Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

GARDEN SANZEN - IN KYOTO
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Santa Monica, CA
KYOSHI SAITO (1907 – 1997) GARDEN SANZEN - IN KYOTO, 1964 Color woodcut signed in the image in white, and titled, numbered 57/100 and dated 1964 in pencil. Image 20 7/8 x 15 1...
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1960s Modern Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

House in Kyoto
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Fairlawn, OH
House in Kyoto Color woodcut, 1963 Signed in white brush bottom left of image, along with the artist's red stamp (see photo) Titled, dated and numbered in pencil bottom margin (see p...
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1960s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

Shinsen-do Kyoto E by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in New York, NY
Woodblock by Kiyoshi Saito. Edition 36/100. Signed Kyoshi Saito and sealed in print
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Prints

Pair of Original Wood Block Prints by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
This charming pair of wood block prints by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1992) presents very well and is beautifully framed. Signed in pencil on the front. Marked Sindin-Harris Galleries in Ha...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Prints

Japanese print by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a 1970s Japanese wood block print by Kiyoshi Saito titled, Ikarugano-sato Nara (C) 1970 41/80.
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Prints

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Glass, Paper, Wood

  • Japanese print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Japanese print by Kiyoshi Saito
H 25.5 in. W 31.25 in. D 1.5 in.
1958 Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock "Tower Of Yasaka"
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
Japanese wood block print by famed Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito. Signed and numbered 30/100, depicting the "Tower of Yasaka". Brown, black and gray ink on paper, wood framed with a ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

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Wood

1958 Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock "Tower Of Yasaka"
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
Japanese wood block print by famed Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito. Signed and numbered 30/100, depicting the "Tower of Yasaka". Brown, black and gray ink on paper, wood framed with a ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Framed Woodblock Print Signed by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful, framed, hand signed woodblock print, signed by Kiyoshi Saito. In excellent condition. The dimensions are 19.25" W x 9.5" H.  
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Wood

Kiyoshi Saito print/woodcut , pencil signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Traditional and elegant image from the very well known artist Kiyoshi Saito, this print is titeled "Winter in Aizu"
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

Kiyoshi Saito woodcut, print, signed dated, titeled
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a nice print by Kiyoshi Saito, signed in the plate and pencil numbered and dated, also titeled, "Daytoku = ji Kyoto 62/100.Measures are including frame.
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Prints

Set Of Three Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) Wood Block Prints
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three colorful wood block prints by the foremost block print artist Kiyoshi Saito. Three scenes of Japanese lifestyle and architecture in black, grays, blues, reds and browns ...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

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Mahogany, Glass, Ink, Paper

"Castle" Signed Woodblock Print by Kiyoshi Saito
Located in North Miami, FL
"Castle" woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito (Japanese, 1907 - 1997). Titled and numbered 86/150 in pencil in margin. Simple and serene in a white-washed frame... your personal moment ...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Prints

Cat and Kittens (Mother Love)
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Burbank, CA
A mother cat dozes while her kitten plays nearby, seemingly about to pounce on his mother's tail. Saito was a true master of the woodblock print medium, employing richly textured bac...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Woodcut

Shop Girl, Cardin, Paris
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Burbank, CA
Chic design of a seated Frenchwoman, her white hands pensive against her boldly patterned red top. Her hair is in an updo, and a blue cabochon ring stands in contrast on her left han...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

"Kyoto And Window" Japanese Minimal Interior Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Kyoto and Window circa 1963 –1965; signature and seal lower right. Modern Japanese interior print with pops of gold and green. Mat board covers the margin...
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1960s Modern Figurative Paintings

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Woodcut

Mother Cat and Kittens
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Burbank, CA
A mother cat feeds her two kittens. The background is a grey woodgrain, which gives the work a delightful feeling of floating. There is a layer of woodgrain-patterned mica that has b...
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1960s Modern Animal Prints

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Woodcut

Signal
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Houston, TX
Kiyoshi Saitō (1907 – 1997) Signal – B. Signed lower right. Non-glare glass makes it difficult to photograph. Visible area: 17” x 23.25”. Frame 25” x 31.5”
 Margins are covered with...
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20th Century Modern Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

  • Signal
  • Signal
  • Signal
  • Signal
H 25 in. W 31.5 in. D 1 in.
Katsura Kyoto (L)
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Burbank, CA
An iconic stone lantern anchors this Kyoto garden view of a stone path that runs beside ancient overhanging eaves. From a limited edition, numbered 41/100 in pencil. Saito designed, ...
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1960s Folk Art Landscape Prints

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Woodcut, Mulberry Paper

Winter in Nikko (Jyogyodo)
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Burbank, CA
Red Japanese temple in snow. The vermilion timbers of the Jyôgyôdô temple in the ancient city of Nikko contrast beautifully with the leafless trees and fallen snow. The snow features...
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1960s Modern Landscape Prints

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Woodcut

Kiyoshi Saito "Katsura Kyoto" Woodblock Print, 1961
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Titled in pencil with edition 149/200 and dated 1961. Signed in white pigment Kiyoshi Saito with seal Kiyoshi.
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1960s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Archival Paper

Wood Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
A wood block print, ink on paper by Kiyoshi Saito. Titled "Book Store Seine Paris". Signed and numbered 41/120. Woodblock print without frame 23.5 X 18
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Prints

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Glass, Paper, Wood

  • Wood Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Wood Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Wood Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito
  • Wood Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito
H 22.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 1.50 in.
Kiyoshi Saito "Katsura Kyoto" Japanese Woodblock Print, 1962
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Woodblock print by Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Titled in pencil with edition 139/200 and dated 1962.
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1960s Contemporary Landscape Prints

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Paper, Ink

Kiyoshi Saito, Japanese Woodblock Print Maiko Kyoto Geisha Signed
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Pasadena, CA
A beautiful print of a Geisha girl sitting with the back of her kimono displayed. This is a Japanese woodblock circa the 1960s. Pencil signed lower left, Kiyoshi Saito and name block...
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1960s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Paper, Ink, Color, Woodcut

Large Japanese Woodblock Print by Kiyoshi Saito, 1974
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Beautiful architectural woodblock print by master artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Dated 1974 and hand numbered 31/80. Print is in excellent condition. Matted and framed it measures...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

Set Three Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Prints
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Chicago, IL
Set of three colorful wood block prints by the foremost block print artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Three scenes of Japanese lifestyle and architecture in black, grays, blues, reds...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Prints

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Ink, Paper, Glass, Mahogany

  • Set Three Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Prints
  • Set Three Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Prints
  • Set Three Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Prints
  • Set Three Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Prints
H 10.5 in. W 15 in. D .75 in.
Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
This is an early print by famed Japanese woodblock print master Kiyoshi Saito of a child playing in the snow - quite possibly from the series of children in the town of Aizu Saito di...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
H 21.25 in. W 17.25 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Block Print by Kiyoshi Saito Zen Temple Garden
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Beautiful 1960 block print by Kiyoshi Saito. Print is in excellent condition, signed and with red seal. Measures 16 inches by 21 inches framed.
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Prints

Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
This is an early print by famed Japanese woodblock print master Kiyoshi Saito of a child playing in the snow - quite possibly from the series of children in the town of Aizu Saito he...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print
H 21.25 in. W 17.25 in. D 1 in.
Japanese Stone Garden Woodblock Print by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Beautiful woodblock print of a Japanese Stone Garden in Kyoto by master artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Signed and dated 1965 and hand numbered 54/100. Matted and framed it measure...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Decorative Art

Kiyoshi Saito Original Woodblock Print, “Winter in Aizu” with Skiers, Circa 1960
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Kiyoshi Saito (1907 - 1997) "Winter in Aizu" woodblock print. Measures: 10" H x 15 1/2" W. Sheet size: 11 5/8" H x 17 1/4" W. This woodblock on paper is in excellent condition and...
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Mid-20th Century Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Color Woodblock, 1966, Nude
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997) color woodblock print, 1977 titled in lower center: Nude. Signed lower right in the image: Kiyoshi Saito Edition Size in pencil: 85 of 100 Image size: 20 3/...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Prints

  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Color Woodblock, 1966, Nude
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Color Woodblock, 1966, Nude
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Color Woodblock, 1966, Nude
  • Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Color Woodblock, 1966, Nude
H 20.75 in. W 15.25 in. D 0.01 in.
Kiyoshi Saito Color Woodblock, 1960, "Shop Girl-Cardin, Paris"
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Original Color Woodblock print by Japanese artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Unframed print in excellent condtion. Paper Watermarked "Kiyoshi Saito". No. 37 of the Edition of 120....
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Prints

Kiyoshi Saito Wood Block Print of Nanzen-Ji Kyoto Temple, 1963
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Washington, DC
Woodblock print by master artist Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1997). Signed and dated 1963 and hand numbered 46/100. Print is titled "Nanzen-ji Kyoto". Good color and impression. Condition is...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Contemporary Art

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully composed, richly colored woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, con...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A finely composed, richly colored woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contempo...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

Collection of Three Japanese Woodblock Prints by Kiyoshi Saito
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Atlanta, GA
Collection of three Japanese woodblock prints by Kiyoshi Saito, Japanese, circa 1950s. The print pictured on the top, entitled "Haniwa," measures 12.5" H x 17.75" W framed. The print...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Mid-Century Modern Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Japanese Woodblock Print
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed, richly colored woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, con...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Modern Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Japanese Woodblock Print of Puppet "Bunraku"
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A richly colored and quietly composed portrait or woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most imp...
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Vintage 1950s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

Kiyoshi Saito Limited Edition Signed Japanese Woodblock Gion in Kyoto 'F', 1961
By Kiyoshi Saitō
Located in Studio City, CA
A beautifully composed, rare woodblock print by famed Japanese printmaker Kiyoshi Saito. Many consider Saito to be one of the most important, if not the most important, contemporary ...
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Vintage 1960s Japanese Showa Prints

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Paper

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Kiyoshi Saito For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal kiyoshi saito for your home. Frequently made of paper, wood and glass, every kiyoshi saito was constructed with great care. Your living room may not be complete without a kiyoshi saito — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A kiyoshi saito, designed in the Modern or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made kiyoshi saito over the years, but those crafted by Kiyoshi Saitō are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Kiyoshi Saito?

The average selling price for a kiyoshi saito at 1stDibs is $1,500, while they’re typically $449 on the low end and $3,600 for the highest priced.

Kiyoshi Saitō Biography and Important Works

Kiyoshi Saito was born in Fukushima Prefecture in 1907. At the age of five, he moved to Otaru in Hokkaido, where he would come to serve as an apprentice to a sign painter. Saito became infatuated with art after studying drawing with Gyokusen Narita and moved to Tokyo in 1932 to study Western-style painting at the Hongo Painting Institute. He began experimenting with woodblock prints and exhibiting his works with Nihon Hanga Kyōkai in 1936. Saito mainly worked in oil painting until his invitation from Tadashige Ono to join the Zokei Hanga Kyokai in 1938, at which time Saito made the woodblock print his primary medium. He worked with the Asahi Newspaper Company in 1943, where he met Kōshirō Onchi. This chance encounter led to an invitation to Ichimoku Kai and membership to Nihon Hanga Kyōkai in 1944. 

Saito’s printmaking career was put on hold due to the war. During the occupation, he sold his first print in an exhibit with fellow artists Un’ichi Hiratsuka and Hide Kawanishi. In 1948, Saito exhibited at the Salon Printemps, an event sponsored by Americans for Japanese Artists. At the Sao Paulo Biennale of 1951, Saito won first place for his print Steady Gaze. In competition with Japanese oil painting and sculpture, this was a turning point for Japanese printmakers: For the first time in Japanese history, prints overtook painting. This achievement roused the Japanese art establishment. In 1956, Saito was sponsored by the state department and the Asia Foundation to travel and exhibit around the United States and Europe. As a sōsaku-hangaartist, Saito’s prints are self-drawn, self-carved and self-printed. His early works are distinguished by an attention to realism and three-dimensionality. As his style evolved, his prints became flattened and two-dimensional, featuring strong and refined designs with color and texture. Kiyoshi Saito passed away in 1997.