by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Series; Thirty-six Views of Fuji
A Fine Tokyo Reprint Collection
Takamizawa's "36 Views of Fuji" release - In the early and mid 20th century, with the increase in Western visitors to Japan and the interest in the Edo era woodblock print tradition, some of the best publishing houses began to release high quality ukiyo-e of scenery and portrait prints from the Edo era. It was during this time that the Takamizawa Publisher, the finest reprint publisher of the era, began work on their production of Hokusai's 36 Views of Fuji.
Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, Takamizawa’s carvers carefully cut new blocks and printed prints replicating Edo era colors on beautiful handmade paper. Takamizawa's 36 Fuji prints were released to great acclaim. Some of the most popular subjects, such as Red Fuji and the Great Wave, have become highly sought after.
Takamizawa's 36 Fuji prints are arguably the finest reprints of Hokusai's series ever done. Today, many collector’s seek out this series specifically. Each Takamizawa print features the Takamizawa seal on reverse.
Hakone Lake in Sagami Province - Beautiful scene high in the mountains near Hakone. Early morning fog rolls over Hakone Lake, drifting among the pine trees and curving hills, a few houses nestled among the foliage along the shore at right. Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance. A peaceful landscape, attractively colored with fine bokashi shading.
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. Small thinning spot at top edge. Slight toning. Please see photos for details. Good overall.