Arashiyama in Spring

Sanjō Bridge

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Arashiyama in Spring

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s

Drawbridge of Amsterdam



IHL Cat. #1074

About This Print

One of Tokuriki's half-dozen or so renderings of Togetsukyo Bridge (lit. "Moon Crossing Bridge") with Mt. Arashi (Arashiyama) in the background, three of which are pictured below.  This print's scene is set in the spring and Tokuriki has dotted the hillsides with cherry trees.

For another print in this collection picturing Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama see Arashiyama, Spring Scenery by Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001).

Arashiyama and Togetsukyo Bridge
Source: website of japan-guide.com http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3912.html
Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons.  The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple.

Three Similar Prints by the Artist
 

 



Photos of Togetsukyo Bridge and Mt. Arashi (Arashiyama)
 

 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #1074
 Title/Description  untitled/Arashiyama in Spring
 Series
 Artist 
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Signature 
 unsigned
 Seal  "tomoe" carved in block lower left-hand corner 
 Date  c. 1950s (undated)
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  unknown
 Printer  
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent - printers marks in right margin; light wrinkling lower right
 Genre  sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  shikishiban
 H x W Paper  12 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (31.1 x 27.3 cm)
 H x W Image
 10 13/16 x 9 5/8 in. (27.5 x 24.4 cm)
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