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.
Waterwheel at Onden - Handsome view of farmers working at a mill, with water cascading from the wheel as it powers the machinery inside. Two men carry bags of grain on their back up a hill, while a woman rinses a filled basket in the racing water. The small boy at left has a pet turtle on a string. Mt. Fuji rises in the distance above low-lying clouds, the farmers oblivious to its presence as they go about their daily work. A striking composition with wonderful detail.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A few small spots. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.