Fall Harvest from the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Fall Harvest

from the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s


IHL Cat. #412

About This Print

This print is a c. 1950s re-issue, possibly using re-worked blocks or one or more new blocks, of the original 1939-1940 print that appeared as part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji with the title Hōnen no Fuji 豊年の富士 (see IHL Cat. #761)This re-issued print was released as part of the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji with the revised title Minori no Aki 實りの秋.  This print was re-packaged again under the title The Harvest (Fall), as part of the undated series Four Season of Mount Fuji.  Various printings of this image by the publisher Uchida are shown below.

The Series - Eight  Views of Mt. Fuji

Published by Uchida Bijutsu Shoten in the 1950s, this eight print set by Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000) is a re-issue of eight prints from the 1939-1940 thirty-six print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.  It is unknown if the re-issued  prints in this series were reprinted from the original blocks, re-worked blocks, new blocks, or some combination of the three.  On this print, Fall Harvest, the obvious difference between it and the original 1939-1940 release is the absence of the small telephone pole on the far right of the hill, as can be seen in the below images.  Other differences common to all the re-issued prints involve the repositioning of the print title (moved from the right margin into the image area next to the artist's signature), changes to the writing of the artist's signature within the image; the use of a different publisher's seal (the Uchida han octagon); and the elimination of the series title, print title, publisher's copyright, and the artist's name from the right margin.


The Original Print and Re-issued Prints

Original 1939-1940 issue as part of the series
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
(printed in upper right-hand margin)
Note the small telephone pole on the far right of the green hill that is not present on subsequently issued prints


Original 1939-1940 issue as part of the series
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
(printed in upper right-hand margin)
Note the small telephone pole on the far right of the green hill that is not present on subsequently issued prints
Also note color variation from print on left.


 Identical to originally issued prints above (ignoring any color variations) but without the series title in the upper right hand margin and without the small telephone pole on the far right of the hill.


c. 1950s issue as part of the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji.
Note that the information in the right margin has been removed and the prints title now appears in the image in the lower left, to the right of the artist's signature and octagonal publisher's seal.

 
A possible color variant of the print on the right, above.
 
Unknown printing with similar positioning of the print title,
artist's signature, and octagonal publisher's seal as in the
print to the left and the print on the above right, but with the publisher's name and square copyright seal in the lower right margin
.



Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #412
 Title  Fall Harvest (Minori no Aki) 實りの秋
 Series  The Eight Views of Mount Fuji 
 Artist
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Signature
 Tomikichirō
 Seal  no artist's seal (octagonal  "Han Moto U Chi Da" publisher's seal)
 Date  c. 1950s
 Edition  unknown
 Publisher  Uchida Bijutsu Shoten
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  good
 Condition  fair - mat line and minor toning within mat line; few 1/8" dia. foxing spots; minor wrinkling; tear center of top margin extending into image (repaired) and bottom margin (repaired); two spots top corners verso from previous folio mounting
 Genre  shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous  
 Format  horizontal oban
 H x W Paper  11 1/4 x 15 7/8 in. (28.6 x 40.3 cm)
 H x W Image
 10 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (26.4 x 38.4 cm)
 Collections This Print  University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art
 Reference Literature  
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