Takamizawa Thirty-six Fuji Reprints - Established in Tokyo in 1911, the venerable Takamizawa Publisher was known as one of the finest reprint publishers of the 20th century, and produced some of the highest quality ukiyo-e woodblock reprints of all time. This lovely group of reprints of Hokusai's outstanding "The Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji" series features attractive color and beautiful bokashi shading, a deluxe printing technique used to create gradations of color.
Each print comes loose in the original windowed viewing folder as issued by the publisher, and includes a decsription in both English and Japanese mounted to the inside of the front cover (see examples below). All prints bear the "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. Don't miss this terrific opportunity to acquire a fine Takamizawa reprint of Hokusai's classic ukiyo-e images.
Lumberyards on the Takekawa River at Honjo - Terrific view of the busy lumberyard at Honjo, with a man at left atop a tower of wood, tossing a piece down to his companion. At right, another worker saws a thick plank into smaller pieces of dimensional lumber. Cut pieces are bundled and stacked along the wooden frame that holds uncut lumber at lower right. Houses line the opposite shore of the Takekawa River, with the peak of Mt Fuji in the distance at upper right. Wonderful detail in this fascinating subject, with fine bokashi shading in the water and sky.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.