These falconers have all but disappeared, but were quite numerous from as far back as the 7th. century.
In the Senndou Hiyama on Akita Pref. Ogachi-gun Ugo-machi village which is surrounded by the Dewa Mountains.
Many falconer were born and grew up in this area, in the middle of the twentieth century there was thought to be up to 45 falconers / farmers left who survived through agriculture and hunting. Mr. Takaitiro Takeda was the last of his generation and died in 1992 at the age of 77 years old.
The idea for this painting came about after a meeting between Vadim and some Japanese Falconers at the 2007 NAFA meeting in Nabraska. These falconers showed Vadim a Photo book of an old Japanese falconer with his Hawk-eagle.
Another very nice feature of this print is that Vadim has included a number of his preliminary sketches on the reverse.
If this print is framed, a good idea is to consider framing between two pieces of glass, so that the reverse sketches can be revelled by turning the frame.
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