Hokusai’s Waterfall Prints - Hokusai's waterfall series was a set of eight oban prints published by the same publisher of his "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series, Eijudo. The human figures are always dwarfed by the fantastic scale of the waterfalls. Hokusai expanded on one of his favorite themes with the waterfall series - a contrasting of the mass and majesty of nature with the small, fragile human form. This theme was often a theme for the "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series. However, in the waterfall series, as opposed to the still and immobile Fuji, the waterfalls crash and roar, crawling over rocks and falling through the air, Hokusai perfectly captures the experience of a large waterfall for the viewer. The designs for the waterfall series are, without question, Hokusai masterworks. Reprints of this incredible series are quite rare, so don't miss this opportunity to bid now!
Takamizawa Reprints - Handsome reprint by the venerable Takamizawa publisher. Takamizawa 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. Drawing on the traditions and methods of the Edo era, the prints were produced replicating original Edo era colors and printed on beautiful handmade paper. The printers worked with the utmost care and great attention to detail, masterfully reproducing color and line work. All prints bear the red or brown "Takamizawa" seal on the reverse attesting to the Takamizawa publication of these prints. A great opportunity to acquire a fine reprint of a classic ukiyo-e design.
Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province - Appearing from an opening atop the high, rugged cliffs, the Yoro waterfall, about 13 feet wide, drops from a height of about 130 feet cascading with a thunderous roar and spray hitting the rocks and cascading into the pool below. With its spray, sparkle, and drifting cascades, it is one of the most beautiful falls in Japan. Hokusai depicts three pilgrims wearing straw hats who have climbed to a hike at the base of the magnificent waterfall. According to a historical account in 1716 began show Emperor traveled to me know and came across the falls whose clean water and beauty so impressed him that he said he believed the water must surely have the power to make the aged healthy (yoro). Thus, the name of this impressive falls.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.