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Taken from Mishima, Tokaido

Taken from Mishima, Tokaido
by Asano Takeji

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Artist: Asano Takeji 浅野竹二
Title: Taken from Mishima, Tokaido
Series: Mount Fuji
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Publisher (this edition)?Unsodo 芸艸堂
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Postcard
Format (this edition): Postcard
DB artwork code: 33677
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:

4 Japanese Wood Prints Mt. Fuji 1940s
Here are 4 very nice Japanese Wood Block Prints of Mt. Fuji. These were , I was told, purchased in Japan right after WWII. They are undated. Each print is matted on a 5.75 by 7.5 inch thick paper. The actual print is 3.75 by 5.75 inches. It is attached to the heavy paper with glue at the very top of the print. Each print is numbered on the bottom left: 1, 2, 3, and 4. There is a description (in English) of the prints, printed on another matting, describing how they were made. The prints are of Mt. Fuji s follows: Taken from Mishima, Tokaido (from South-East); Taken from Izu Mito, (from South); Taken from Utsuno, (from South); and Taken from Lake Ashinoko, Hakone, (from South-East).
These 4 prints have excellent detail, and fantastic color. As nice as you will find. They are in mint condition. I do not know who the artist is, but their signature is shown in a photo below.
These come in a decorated paper folder, with some Japanese writing, and a picture of Mt. Fuji on it. These really look much nicer than the photos show. On the card is printed "Almost all of the Japanese wood-prints belong to those called Itame Mokuhan which are printed by the side-cut wood, while a few of them are printed by the lengthwise-cut wood named Oguchi Mokuhan. We feel a soft and delicate impression for the former, and are impressed by a rather hard and rough feeling from the latter. Generally speaking, the ordinary Japanese wood-prints are produced by the combined effort of the original painter, the engraver and the printing polisher."

Artist Bio: 
浅野 竹二(あさの たけじ、明治33年(1900年)10月24日-平成10年(1998年)2月10日) 京都の日本画家、版画家。京都市立絵画専門学校で日本画を専攻、途中油絵に手をそめましたが、再び日本画に復帰、土田麦僊の率いる「山南塾」に入塾し、国画創作協会展に出品するなど日本画家として活躍しました。

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