An exhibition of kuchi-e, authentic Japanese stamps, is open in Bucharest between September 9th and September 18th at Artmark.

The stamps date from the end of the Meiji period, considered a peak period in the execution of this art form. The first stamp of the kuchi-e type published in the literary magazine Bungei Kurabu, and dating back to 1895, is included among the works on display. The Bungei Kurabu magazine was known for publishing such works and a 1907 issue of the magazine will be included in the exhibition. Besides the 1895 stamp designed by Watanabe Seitei (1851-1918), works by Kiyokata Kaburagi, Takeuchi Keishu and Mizuno Toshikata will also go in display.

The stamps come from three Japanese art collections coming from Germany, Romania, and Japan. Most items come from the Far East art collection of Adrian Ciceu (Berlin, Germany), and the rest from the collections of Ioan Paul Colta (Arad, Romania) and Ioan-Liviu Orleţchi (Tokyo, Japan).

The exhibition is open Monday to Sunday, between 10:00 and 20:00. Entrance is free.

Photo: Artmark