Okada Koichi - A contemporary of Hasui, Okada Koichi is best known for his striking views of Mt Fuji from a circa 1950s series called "Twelve Views of Japan." Although the series title suggests a total of 12 prints, only 5 prints are known. Born in Tokyo, Koichi studied with woodblock artist Ishii Hakutei, and exhibited his paintings at the national juried Teiten and Nitten exhibitions. Published by Unsodo in Kyoto, these lovely shin-hanga designs show the sacred mountain in different seasons, framed by cherry blossoms or capped by snow, bathed in sunlight or seen at nighttime beyond the twinkling lights of the city. His works are a great choice to collect or display.
Mt. Fuji from Hagoromo, circa 1950s - Dramatic view of Mt. Fuji from the coast at Hagoromo, the mountain shadowed in purple with rosy sunlight illuminating the peak as the sun begins to rise. Green waves lap at the rocky shore below, with a line of pine trees along the top of the beach in the distance. A striking shin-hanga design.
Publisher - Unsodo, with publisher's seal in left margin, later edition
Artist - Okada Koichi (1907 - ?)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 9 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. A couple creases at edge. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.