Tomikichiro Tokuriki collection, Ohmi Gallery
|The Thirth-Six Views of Mount Fuji (Translating the print titles will take some time).|
|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.
|The Complete Series of Prints|
|Tatou Series Album||Table of Contents||Series Introduction||Short series introduction by Tokuriki|
|Print 1: Fuji In Early Spring (Lake Motosu)||Print 2: Fuji viewed from the Moto-Zenkoji Temple in Kofu||Print 3:||Print 4: The Sea at Izu|
|Print 5: Fuji From Nagao Touge||Print 6: The Summit of Mt Fuji (Asamasha Okumiya)||Print 7: Fuji from Fujimi Tableland||Print 8: Fuji from Shiroito Waterfall|
|Print 9: Fuji in front of the Egawa house||Print 10: Fuji from Akinono||Print 11: Izu Eri Coast||Print 12: Moonlight at Fujikawa Bridge|
|Print 13:||Print 14: Ejiri Harbour Ship Marina||Print 15: Fuji from Takeda Shrine in Kofu||Print 16: Fuji in Clouds|
|Print 17: Rain at the 4th Station, Yoshidaguchi||Print 18: Fuji seen from Senbon-Matsubara||Print 19: Clear Autumn Weather at Otome Pass||Print 20: Distant View of Fuji from Ise Asama Mountain|
|Print 21: Lake Kawaguchi's 'Reverse Fuji'||Print 22: Fuji from Numazu Kawaguchi||Print 23: Fuji From Okitsu Beach||Print 24: Yoshida Asama Shrine|
|Print 25: The Beach of Satta-Touge||Print 26: Fuji from the Watermill at the Mouth of Omiya||Print 27: Fuji from Iwabuchi||Print 28:|
|Print 29:||Print 30: Tago Bay||Print 31: Fine Weather After The Storm In Tokyo Ochanomizu||Print 32: Fuji from the Pine Forest at Harajiku|
|Print 33:||Print 34: Distant View of Fuji From Shinshu Kiyosato Station||Print 35:||Print 36: Fuji from Lake Yamanaka|
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