Tokuriki - Thirth-six Views of Mount Fuji
Tomikichiro Tokuriki collection, Ohmi Gallery
The Thirth-Six Views of Mount Fuji

Published by Uchida Bijutsu Shoten between 1939 and 1940, this 36-print set by Tomikichiro Tokuriki contains scenes of Japan's largest and most famous mountain Fuji-san (Mount Fuji) as viewed from various vantage points from Tokyo to Shizuoka to Shinshu (Nagano Prefecture). It is probably more than a coincidence that this series parallels that of Hokusai's most famius series "The Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji" (which, by the way, contains over 40 views). There is no doubt that this series is Tokuriki's masterpiece, and it surpasses his other great series "Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks (Seichi Shiseki Meisho)", which can also be viewed here. After the war Tokuriki's works gravitated away from the Shin Hanga style to the "Sosaku Hanga (creative prints) genre, which are less popular with collectors (although interestingly, Tokuriki actually preferred working in the Sosaku Hanga genre).

I have been fortunate enough to obtain a complete set of prints from this series. Each print is housed in a folder (lightly attached in two places on the verso) with a sheet of tissue paper separating the front of the print from the windowed front of the folder. The folders are housed in their original lacquered wooden box with tatou-like folding covers. Included with the prints are two inserts containing an introduction to the series and a table of contents listing the titles of all 36 prints. In all, a very beautiful set in very good condition, and Tokuriki's best series in my opinion.

Watercolour sketch not selected for the series

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Mt Fuji from the Koshu Road
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939

Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Tatou Album
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Series Introduction
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1940, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Series Introduction
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1940, September

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: Table of Contents
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 1- Fuji In Early Spring (Lake Motosu)
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 2- Fuji viewed from the Moto-Zenkoji Temple in Kofu
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 3- Rain At Kiraba (at the base of Mt Fuji)
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 4- The Sea at Izu
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 5- Fuji From Nagao Pass
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 6- The Summit of Mt Fuji
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 7- Fuji from Fujimi Tableland
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 8- Fuji from Shiroito Waterfall
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 9- Fuji in front of the Egawa House
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 10- Fuji from Akinono
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 11- Izu Eri Coast
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 12- Moonlight at Fujikawa Bridge
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 13- Fuji From Honen
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 14- Ejiri Harbour Ship Marina
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 15- Fuji from Takeda Shrine in Kofu
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 16- Mt Fuji in Snow
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 17- Rain at the 4th Station, Yoshidaguchi
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 18- Fuji seen from Senbon-Matsubara
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 19- Clear Autumn Weather at Otome Pass
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 20- Distant View of Fuji from Ise Asama Mountain
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 21- Lake Kawaguchi's "Reverse Fuji"
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 22- Fuji from Numazu Kawaguchi
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 23- Fuji From Okitsu Beach
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 24- Yoshida Asama Shrine
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 25- The Beach of Satta-Touge
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 26- Fuji from the Watermill at the Mouth of Omiya
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 27- Fuji from Iwabuchi
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 28- Suruga Fujimibashi
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 29- Viewing Nagayama From the Front of the 4th Station
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 30- Tago Bay
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 31- Fine Weather After The Storm In Tokyo Ochanomizu
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 32- Fuji from the Pine Forest at Harajiku
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 33- Fuji From Harajiku Pine Forest
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 34- Distant View of Fuji From Shinshu Kiyosato Station
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 35- Fuji From West Izu Coast
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40

Artist: Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
Title: No. 36- Fuji from Lake Yamanaka
Series: Thirty-Six Views of Mt Fuji
Date: 1939-40


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