1968 Japan

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By: The Looart Press

Date: 1968 (printed) Colorado Springs

Dimensions: 21 x 30 inches (53.5 x 76.25 cm)

This is an original vintage poster promoting travel and tourism to Japan featuring  Itsukushima Shrine which is believed to have been erected in 593 A.D. by Saeki Kuramoto during the Suiko period. The shrine, which is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site is arguably one of Japan's most popular cultural tourist attractions. It is located in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture near the the sacred peaks of Mount Misen.

Looart was founded in 1947 by Orin Loo out of the family garage, whom had early success creating greeting cards. Orin's wife Miriam then started a company called Current that sold “Post-A-Notes” in bulk to local churches advertising them as a fundraising item.  In the 1960s Orin and Miriam’s sons, Dusty and Gary merged the two companies to for the Looart Press which would produce remarkable travel posters and prints among other items until the business sold in 1987 for $115 million.

Condition: Poster is in A+ condition, stored for decades with no bends, folds, tears, or holes. The condition of this poster can easily be described as like-new, museum quality. 

Inventory #92015

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