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Notes (1st edition)
Publisher (this edition): Doi Sadaichi Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Hangaten Doi Eiichi Doi Eiichi
Date of this item: 1936 October 1948-50 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1950-63 1981-90 1981-90
Notes (this edition)
These notes were written by the original owner/seller/auctioner of the item and may be inaccurate.:
Thursday, 7 July 2005

Print Number CON 0079 (t)
Artist Koitsu
Title Mt. Fuji in the Morning
Medium Woodblock Print
Date 1936
Size 11.25" x 16.5"
Edition First edition
Condition Excellent color and impression very good state, small tape mark on upper corners in margins

Ronin Gallery sadaichi
Monday, 18 April 2005

Artist: Koitsu Tsuchiya 1870-1949
Signature: Koitsu
Publisher: Doi
Seal: unidentified
Date: October 1936
Size: 28,4 x 42,5 cm
Format: oban
Title: "Asa no Fuji Kawaguchi-ko"
Lake Kawaguchi, Mt. Fuji in the Morning
Impression: very good
Colors: very good
Condition: very good - , paper minimally toned, minimally foxed
"Morning Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi"
by Tsuchiya Koitsu, 1936
This print shows one of the famous subjects of the shin hanga era: Mt Fuji from Lake Yamanaka. It is a lovely image with sunlight bathing the upper slopes of Mt. Fuji. The image size is approximately 10.25"x15.5".

The prints of Koitsu published by Doi are difficult to date. The seals for the carver and printer are Harada-Yokoi, the publisher seal is Doi Hangaten and the print has a 11 mm circular watermark in the upper right hand corner. The print was originally produced in 1936. This copy is probably from the period 1956-62. The circular watermark is typically seen on what have been identified as older prints.

I obtained the print in what may (or may not) have been its original presentation folder. The only condition issue is a printers crease in the top margin which is visible in the scan.

Koitsu-Morning Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi- Original- Full10.jpg is:

First edition landscape by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949) depicting a solitary sailboat in a lake with Mt. Fuji majestically in the background. Published by Doi Teiichi the 10th month of Showa 11 (1936). The left margin contains two rectangular cartouches bearing the names of the printer Yokoi and the carver Harada, establishing the print as a pre-war edition. Doi watermark at the upper right margin corner. Large oban measuring 11 1/4"V x 16 7/8"H (image: 10 1/4"V x 15 1/2"H). Excellent condition. There are wonderful pink highlights on the left side of Mt. Fuji which are not apparent on the images. The clouds are embossed.
Up for auction is this beautiful Japanese wood block print from the estate of a Korean War veteran who recalls purchasing this print while on leave in Japan in 1952. The scene depicts a lovely lake with a grand mountain, I believe it is Mt. Fuji. The print measures 10” X 15 1/2”, and the outside margin measures 11” X 16 3/4”. The print is crisp and the colors are true. There are some framing instruction notations penciled in the top and bottom margins. The back side of the print has several small pieces of brown paper tape attached to the outside margins, probably left from attachment to matting.

Morning Light on Mt. Fuji. Dated 1936 (Showa 11), published by Doi Hangaten. Printer/carver is Harada/Yokoi. I can’t guarantee a date. Pencil reverse says $7.50. No flaws. 11 1/4” X 16 3/4”. 2004/12/31

Title: Mt. Fuji in the Morning
Artist: Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949)
Size: 15in. X 10in.

Stokes Collection
Japanese woodblock print by Tsuchiya Koitsu (1870-1949). Asa no Fuji - Fuji in the Morning. Dated 1936, published by Doi Eiichi. Harada/Seki. I can’t guarantee a date (my knowledge of shin hanga is very limited). Basically perfect. 11 1/4” X 16 3/4”.

Friday, 11 February 2005

Title Mt.Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi
Artist Koitsu Tsuchiya 1870-1949
Signature Koitsu
Seal artist's seal (shin)
Dated 1936
Publisher Doi Eiichi
Impression excellent - very good … (posthumous printing) printed on a "do" watermarked paper
Colors excellent - very good
Condition excellent - very good
Description "Asa no Fuji, Kawaguchi-ko" Mt.Fuji is seen from Lake Kawaguchi in the morning.
Note carver Harada, printer Seki
Format Dai-Oban
Width 16.9 inches = 43.0 cm
Height 11.4 inches = 29.0 cm
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