The Cherry Blossoms of Tateho from the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

The Cherry Blossoms of Tateho

from the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s


IHL Cat. #413

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.  This re-issued print was released as part of the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji and re-packaged again under the title Cherry Blossoms and Mount Fuji (Spring), as part of the undated series Four Seasons of Mount Fuji.  Various printings of this image, by the publisher Uchida, are shown below.  

The Series - Eight  Views of Mount 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 series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.  It is unknown if the re-issued  in this series were reprinted from the original blocks, re-worked blocks, new blocks, or some combination of the three.  The obvious differences from the 1939-40 prints are 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 Three Re-issued Prints
 
Original c. 1939-40 print issued as part of the series
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji containing in the right margin,
from top to bottom, the series' name, the print's title,
artist's name, a reproduction of an old censor's kiwame seal, publisher's name and square copyright seal.
 
Print (date unknown), similar to the print issued as part of
the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji, but with the
publisher's name and copyright seal in the right margin,
as seen in c. 1939-40 print on the left.  Likely released as part
of the series Four Seasons of Mount Fuji.

 
Print (date unknown), similar to the print issued as part of
the series The Eight Views of Mount Fuji, but with th
 publisher's name in the right margin.
 

Recent issue possibly from re-worked or new blocks
(or possibly even a lithographic reproduction
.)


Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #413
 Title  The Cherry Blossoms of Tateho
 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 toning within mat line; light-struck along 1" wide vertical stripe in middle of print; wrinkling in corners; 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 16 in. (28.6 x 40.6 cm)
 H x W Image
 10 1/4 x 15 in. (26 x 38.1 cm)
 Collections This Print  University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art; San Diego Museum of Art 2008.80 (variant)
 Reference Literature  

Comments