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West Izu Coast

West Izu Coast 西伊豆海岸
by Tokuriki Tomikichiro

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Artist: Tokuriki Tomikichiro 徳力富吉郎
Title: West Izu Coast 西伊豆海岸
Series: New 36 Views of Fuji
Date 1st edition?1973
Publisher 1st edition?Uchida 内田
Publisher (this edition)?Uchida 内田
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Oban
Format (this edition): Oban
DB artwork code: 33418
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Woodblock: Tokuriki-Fuji, 1973 limited ed.


Tomikichiro Tokuriki designed woodblock prints for two distinct genre: shin hanga and sosaku hanga. Shin hanga are very representative and tend to deal with traditional Japanese settings and costumes whereas sosaku hanga are more impressionistic making no pretense of photorealism. Before World War II Tokuriki produced prints for Uchida, Kyoto Hanga and Unsodo. After the war he established his own publishing company to produce his prints. Some of these post World War II prints are self-carved and self-printed.

This print of Mt. Fuji is very painterly and very much in the spirit of sosaku hanga. There is no key block with black outlines, there is no effort to be ultra precise. Rather he seems to have produced something much closer to a watercolor than a stereotypical Japanese woodblock print. This print, unlike the others that I recently acquired, has no roman signature although it does have the familiar edition numbering. In addition it has the longer strip of kanji on the upper right margin and the shorter strip on the lower left.

The print is in excellent condition. It appears never to have been mounted. As usual for Tokuriki prints it has printer ink in the margins.

Artist Bio: TOKURIKI TOMIKICHIRO(1902 - 1999) - Tokuriki was born and raised in Kyotoand was influenced by the local art scene from childhood. He stayed in Kyotofor his entire career and was a leader of the Kyoto Sosaku Hanga. He graduated from the KyotoCity School of Fine Arts and Crafts and after that from the KyotoCity Specialist School of Painting. While he began his career in the painting field, he found his true calling in the woodblock print field and was enthusiastic about the reemergence of woodblock prints in 20th century Japanese art. He was influential in the development of new artists later in his career and set up his own publishing company called Matsukyu.

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