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.
Turban-Shell Hall of the Five Hundred Rakan Temple - Handsome design of visitors admiring the view of Mt. Fuji from the verandah of the Sazai or Turban-shell Hall of the Five Hundred Rakan Temple. At left, a young man perches atop the bottom railing, gesturing excitedly at the snow-capped peak, while a beauty rests her forearms against the top rail. At right, two pilgrims take a break, sitting on the floor for a rest. Each wears a vest and has a large pack. Along the horizon, a lumberyard can be seen at right, at right and rooftops peek above the green foliage on either side of the sacred mountain. A handsome composition with nice architectural detail and fine bokashi shading.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.