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.
Lower Meguro - Beautiful Hokusai image of a quaint, thatch-roofed farming village, the hills surrounding terraced for cultivation. In a dip between hills, Fuji can be seen in the distance. In the foreground, two falconers stop to question a local farmer. Rich color and excellent detail.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 10" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.