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.
Yoshida on the Tokaido Road - Terrific illustration of the famous teahouse along the Tokaido road, the sign in the foreground proudly proclaiming "Fuji Viewing Teahouse." Visitors relax on the benches, enjoying a view of snow-capped Mt. Fuji in the distance, or smoking a pipe. At lower left, an old man repairs a straw sandal, beating it with a wooden mallet. A handsome design, nicely composed.
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. Toned spot at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.