Jokata Kaiseki
Jokata Kaiseki is a noted 20th century shin-hanga print artist who specialized in beautiful scenery from Japan in the 1920s and early 1930s. His most famous series, shown here, is the 'Twenty-Five Views of Mt. Fuji in the Four Seasons', published in 1931 by the Kaiseki Print Publishing Society. Kaiseki's scenes of Japan, and especially his Fuji series, are beautifully executed landscape views with a painterly quality (see 'Southern View of Mt Fuji in Early Spring' as an example; It looks more like a watercolour painting than a woodblock print). Utilising the modern techniques being introduced and explored in the 1920s in the woodblock print world, Kaiseki created a series of works with an intense level of detail that was just being introduced into Japanese woodblock prints at that time. The resulting subjects are breathtaking scenes of Fuji in different seasons of the year. The series was carved by Kawatsura Yoshio.

The Fuji series were sold with unmargined prints mounted to paper folders. I have also seen prints from this series with small margins, but I am unsure whether these were removed from folders or were sold as individual prints.

25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji and the Cherry Blossoms on Asuka Hill
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji At Kawaguchi Village
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji From Enoshima
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji From Peach Orchards of Hara
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: The Oigawa Bridge and Mt Fuji
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji From Sano Village
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Benten Island and Mt Fuji
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Mt Fuji and the River Sakawa
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931

Artist: Jokata Kaiseki (b. 1882) - 定方塊石
Title: Southern View of Mt Fuji in Early Spring
Series: 25 Views of Fuji in the Four Seasons - 富士二十五景
Date: 1931


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