Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters

Series; The Thirty-six Views of Fuji, Taisho era Takamizawa Release

Takamizawa's "36 Views of Fuji" Taisho era release - With the increase in Western visitors to Japan in the first quarter of the 20th century and the interest in the Edo era woodblock print tradition, some of the best publishing houses began to release high quality ukiyo-e of the most famous scenery and portrait prints from the Edo era. The Takamizawa Publisher, the finest reprint publisher of the era, published this beautiful edition of Hokusai's 36 Views of Fuji during the Taisho era (1911 - 1925).

Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced with the original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The prints were produced with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color, line work and even wood grain detail. Takamizawa's 36 Fuji prints were a fantastic achievement and were released to great acclaim. Some of the most popular subjects, such as Red Fuji and the Great Wave, quickly became a scarce commodity.  

Takamizawa's 36 Fuji prints are considered to be the finest reprints of Hokusai's series ever done. Today, these lovely old prints are valuable and highly sought after by collectors. Each Takamizawa print has a seal on the reverse; the image below is an example of the seal used, which dates from the Taisho era (1911 - 1925). This is a fantastic early release by Takamizawa of Hokusai's famed 36 Fuji series, and a great choice for collectors interested in these classic images.

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.

Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters - A scene of samurai marching in procession, carrying their guns wrapped in brown cloth. The snow-covered Fuji in the background and the earthy colors dominating the print suggest a late autumn scene. A nice print with a strong composition and perspective.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 9 5/8" x 14 1/8" + margins as shown

Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown.Nice condition overall.

Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Fuji Seen from the Senju Pleasure Quarters by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)