This limited edition design (7500) was created by the renowned Japanese artist Yoshinobu Hara, who has been carving his Chockin masterpieces for 40 years, studying under the legendary master Risho Arita. The images are created by etching pure copper and then gilding it with silver and gold. This art form was handed down from generation to generation for over 800 years. Plate # 239 of 7500. Circa 1983.