Tokuriki's Thirty-six Views of Fuji - In his fantastic "Thirty-six Views of Fuji" series, Tokuriki illustrated the beauty and majesty of Mt. Fuji, Japan's sacred mountain. The great peak appears at dawn and sunset, in rain and snow, from far away or dominating the horizon, but always as a serene symbol of the beauty and power of Japan. Tokuriki's wonderful landscapes illustrate traditional Japanese views, yet with a distinctly modern sensibility. At Fuji Arts, we’re excited to be able to offer a lovely Tokuriki group from his masterwork "Thirty-six Fuji" series. These are original first edition woodblocks, published between 1939 and 1940 by Uchida.
Tokuriki successfully bridged the two major twentieth-century styles of shin-hanga and sosaku hanga. He was highly influential in the development of younger artists.
Born in Kyoto, Tokuriki Tomikichiro spent his entire career in the city. After initially studying Nihonga or Japanese-style painting, Tokuriki switched to woodblock prints in 1924.
Although best known for his shin-hanga landscape prints, Tokuriki's real passion was sosaku hanga or creative prints. He enthusiastically promoted sosaku hanga and set up his own publishing company called Matsukyu after WWII to produce his designs. He taught block carving and wrote extensively on the subject of woodblock prints, while also exhibiting internationally. His modern sosaku hanga prints are expressive with bold line work and shapes, while his traditional shin-hanga views more closely resemble ink and wash paintings.
Artist - Tokuriki (1902 - 1999)
Image Size - 10 3/8" x 15" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Some prints have light toning. Please see photos for details.