Tokuriki - Thirth-six Views of Mount Fuji
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
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
Fuji From Nagao Touge The Summit of Mt Fuji (Asamasha Okumiya) Fuji from Fujimi Tableland Fuji from Shiroito Waterfall
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
Fuji in front of the Egawa house Izu Eri Coast
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

Ejiri Harbour Ship Marina Fuji in Clouds
Print 13: Print 14: Ejiri Harbour Ship Marina Print 15: Fuji from Takeda Shrine in Kofu

Print 16: Fuji in Clouds
Distant View of Fuji from Ise Asama Mountain
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
Lake Kawaguchi's Reverse Fuji Yoshida Asama Shrine
Print 21: Lake Kawaguchi's 'Reverse Fuji' Print 22: Fuji from Numazu Kawaguchi

Print 23: Fuji From Okitsu Beach Print 24: Yoshida Asama Shrine
Fuji from the Watermill at the Mouth of Omiya
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:
Tago Bay Fuji from the Pine Forest at Harajiku
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 33: Print 34: Distant View of Fuji From Shinshu Kiyosato Station

Print 35: Print 36: Fuji from Lake Yamanaka

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