Okada Koichi - A contemporary of Hasui, Okada Koichi is best known for his striking views of Mt Fuji from a circa 1950s series called "Twelve Views of Japan." Although the series title suggests a total of 12 prints, only 5 prints are known. Born in Tokyo, Koichi studied with woodblock artist Ishii Hakutei, and exhibited his paintings at the national juried Teiten and Nitten exhibitions. Published by Unsodo in Kyoto, these lovely shin-hanga designs show the sacred mountain in different seasons, framed by cherry blossoms or capped by snow, bathed in sunlight or seen at nighttime beyond the twinkling lights of the city. His works are a great choice to collect or display.
This Complete Set - This set includes all five of the known designs from Okada Koichi's "Twelve View of Japan" series. The subjects are "Mt. Fuji from Hagoromo," "Mt. Fuji from Hakone," Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi," "Mt. Fuji from Ashinoko," and "Mt. Fuji from Nihondaira." Don't miss this great opportunity to collect a complete set of these beautiful shin-hanga landscapes of Japan's iconic Mt. Fuji.
Publisher - Unsodo, with publisher's seal in left margin, later edition
Artist - Okada Koichi (1907 - ?)
Size - Each image 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.