Table of Contents from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Table of Contents

from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, 1939-1940

Fuji from Nagao Toge from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

IHL Cat. #434

About This Print

The table of contents providing the titles of each of the 36 prints in the series Thirty-six Views of Mount  Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokukei no uchi) published by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company between 1939 and 1940.  Various Fuji-related cartouches are embossed into the background over which the kanji print titles, series name, artist's name and publisher's name has been printed.  In addition to this Table of Contents, the original issue of the complete set contained a Series Introduction and a shorter introduction by the artist.  

The Series - Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Published by Uchida Bijutsu Shoten between 1939 and 1940, this 36-print set (plus two introductory sheets and a table of contents sheet) by Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000) is a more modern take on Hokusai's (1760–1849) famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833). 

Tokuriki's series was extremely popular with domestic and foreign buyers who purchased one thousand copies within a short time after issuance.1  The series was re-printed at least once in the 1950s.  Later printings omit the information in the margin and position the artist's signature within the image in a different location.

For images of the entire series see Ross Walker's Ohmi Gallery at http://www.ohmigallery.com/DB/Artists/Tokuriki_Tomikichiro_36_Fuji.asp

1 Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Early Years, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1998, p. 89.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #434
 Title  Table of Contents
 Series  Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjūrokukei no uchi 富士三十六景ノ内)
 Artist
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000) (it is not confirmed that Tokuriki designed the Table of Contents for the series)
 Signature
 
 Seal  
 Date  1939-1940 (possibly September 1940)
 Edition  original (first) edition
 Publisher  Uchida Bijutsu Shoten
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  fair - toning; slight foxing and soiling; two spots top corners verso from previous folio mounting; small tear bottom margin
 Genre  shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous
 Format  horizontal oban
 H x W Paper  11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm)
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