Outskirts, Okuteineyama Mountain Hut No. 5 from the portfolio Scenic Views of Sapporo Hand-printed Woodblock Collection, Volume 1

Early Spring

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Outskirts, Okuteineyama Mountain Hut, No. 5

from the portfolio Scenic Views of Sapporo

Hand-printed Woodblock Collection, Volume 1

by Katō Tetsunosuke, c. 1947

Katō Tetsunosuke (active c. 1925–1950)


IHL Cat. #1568e
About This Print

This small print, one of five in a portfolio titled Scenic Views of Sapporo, Hand-printed Woodblock Collection, Volume 1, pictures sheep grazing on the Yama-no-ie Hut tucked below Mt. Okuteine on the outskirts of Sapporo City. The five prints in this portfolio feature scenic views on or near the campus of Hokkaido University, the former Hokkaido Imperial University.

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Title, artist, publisher as printed on backing sheet
 奥手稲山山の家  加藤哲之助自刻自刷 札幌観光協会発行

Yama-no-ie Hut (Okuteineyama Mountain Hut)
Source: https://www.oia.hokudai.ac.jp/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Hokkaido-University-Mountain-Huts-Information.pdf

The Yama-no-ie Hut (literally ‘mountain house hut’) is officially managed by the Hokkaido University Wandervogel Club. Staff and students of Hokkaido University can use the hut for free, whereas the general public pay 80 yen a night (around $0.80 a night). 

Administered by the former Japanese National Railways until 1970, Okuteineyama House was transferred to the University in April 1971 and is the largest of its five mountain huts. Long a popular base for ski touring, it is particularly suited to winter use. The winter route over Zenibako Pass has a tough reputation, however, so be sure to go with experienced companions.


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1568e
 Title  Outskirts, Okuteineyama Mountain Hut 郊外 奥手稲山山の家  [title as written in portfolio's table of contents]
  Okuteineyama Mountain Hut 奥手稲山山の家 [title as written on print's backing sheet]
 Series  Scenic Views of Sapporo Hand-printed Woodblock Collection, Volume 1
 札幌風景手摺版画集 第一輯
 Artist 
 Katō Tetsunosuke (active c. 1925–1950)
 Signature 
 no signature 
 Seal
unread seal of artist
 Date  c. 1947
 Publisher  Sapporo Tourist Association
 札幌観光協会発行 Sapporo kankō kyōkai
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - tipped along the top onto backing sheet
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  
 H x W Paper  4 5/16 x 6 1/4 in. (11 x 15.9 cm)
 H x W Image  3 11/16 x 5 5/8 in. (9.4 x 14.3 cm) 
 Collections This Print  Sapporo Municipal Central Library 0206-01-115
 Reference Literature  
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