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  • "A Monkey and a Tortoise" is a 19th-century Japanese woodblock ukiyo-e classic, created by the artist Hiroshige Utagawa. The image references a popular fable which tells the story of a monkey who climbs up a tall tree and jumps off, but the tortoise below advises him that there is no need to take such risks, as the tree will not go anywhere. The story teaches a moral lesson of the importance of being content with one's place in life and not to take unnecessary risks.

    Hiroshige Utagawa was a master of the ukiyo-e style, and this print is a fine example of his skill as an artist. He was known for his ability to capture the essence of everyday life and to create beautiful and timeless works of art that continue to be admired and treasured to this day. 

    You'll receive a heavyweight, giclée, acid-free print that's created to last for generations. The museum-quality paper works perfectly with large, full-color images. The lightly-textured, matte finish captures fine lines and subtle colors, resulting in stunning works of art (without unwanted reflections). We've preserved elements of this art's ancient qualities in order to retain its richness and uniqueness. 

    • Printed using eco-friendly, water-based inks
    • FSC approved or sustainably-sourced paper
    • Frame and matting isn't included. Print only.
    • Shipped in a damage-proof artwork tube. 
    • Premium-quality (200gsm) giclée, acid-free paper


    We specialize in digital recreations of vintage sacred and surreal art. Each work is a handmade digital restoration of the original image, not a pixellated copy of an Internet image that some other vendors may sell. We provide high-quality, clean digital restorations — true to the original — with great attention to detail.

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