We buy Japanese Woodblock Prints

If you have an antique Japanese woodblock print to sell we are always interested in acquiring new and interesting pieces.

To sell us a woodblock, please fill out the form on this page and provide one or more photographs. If possible, please include an image of the back of the print (so we can see bleedthrough and publisher marks), the print’s margins, and close-ups of any blemishes. Provide the following information in the notes field where possible:

  • What is the title of the item?
  • Who is the artist?
  • What are the dimensions of the printed image?
  • What are the dimensions of the entire piece including the margins?
  • Are there any problems with the condition?
  • Is the print mounted to any backing material?
  • Can you share any information about where you acquired it?

Thank you and we hope to hear from you with your woodblock prints!

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  • Avatar Ruth Brunnekreef ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    My first art purchase was through Moonlit Sea and I am delighted. The items were well packed and arrived in good time.
    The listings accurately reflected the works, condition and pricing was in line with what the items are worth. I was impressed by one work in particular and David was able to help me understand the history, where similar works were held in galleries and how he had acquired them.
    I’ll definitely come back for future purchases. Thank you!
  • Avatar Andrew Topus ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I was recently introduced to David through a trusted friend. From that initial contact, David and his agency, Moonlit Sea Prints, provided guidance and excellent follow up. The 2 Japanese woodblock prints arrived arrived last week. They were perfectly packaged and delivered promptly. David's service and communication from start to finish was excellent. I look forward to buying more art prints from his firm.
  • Avatar Holley Holland ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    This was my first time buying from Moonlit Sea Prints. It was a wonderful experience: excellent price; excellent service; excellent, excellent print; and David was awesome to work with - very professional, but also very human and kind in correspondences. We all need more David experiences in our lives! I will definitely do business with Moonlit Sea prints again!
  • Avatar Puck ★★★★★ a month ago
    Beatiful woodblock! Delivered quickly and perfectely packed. Will come back in this shop.
    Tank you so much 👍
  • Avatar Denis Baran ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    A few years back I purchased privately two prints of Hokusai 36 Views of Fugi but knew absolutely nothing about them and in my area there is no one who could tell me if these were real, fakes or reproductions.
    So I let it go and hung them on the wall until I had a couple of friends comment that they would be interested in them and that is when I jumped into action to find out more about them.
    As I read more about Hokusai and his style of art, I wondered it these were indeed Block prints or just Laser
    … More Prints.
    I could not find anyone in my area so I entered into the expanse of the internet and found a site called "" Moonlit Sea Prints "" that dealt with Japanese prints and I thought this might be the place.
    So I sat down and wrote an Email to them and was very happy to receive an Email in return the next day from David Kutcher who told me a few things to look for in these prints.
    I sent back some picks of the prints and after a few more back and forth Emails I sent some pics that were the revealing to him that these were indeed Block Prints, albeit not from the 18th century but modern and great to hear that news.
    From this experience with David and his patience to help me along on what to look for, these prints might still be on the wall and I would not have been informed.
    This was a great lesson in the identification of block prints and would not have been possible it David did not take the time for my emails.
    From this I would say to that David has a wealth of knowledge and his expertise would be a great asset in helping you with your needs.
    Again I say a very big thank you to David.
    Don't forget the beautiful prints he has for sale as they would be an excellent addition to dress up your walls.
    Thanks