The Hozu-gawa Rapids at Kyoto in Summer

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

The Hozu-gawa Rapids at Kyoto in Summer

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s

Arashiyama in Spring

IHL Cat. #150

About This Print

This print is an original issue published by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company c. 1950s as part of the series The Ten Views of Japan. It is print #3 in the series.

Hozu-gawa Rapids

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hozu_River
The Hozu River (保津川, Hozugawa)  is a part of Katsura River in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The river begins in the mountains near Kameoka, a town northwest of Kyoto City. It snakes into the Arashiyama  section of western Kyoto before changing its name to Katsura River.

The Hozu River is considered scenic, and is known primarily for its association with Hozugawa Kudari, literally "down the Hozu river", a sightseeing whitewater boat that goes downstream from Kameoka to Arashiyama. Hozugawa Kudari is especially popular in the fall, when the Japanese Maple leaves change colors, and in the Spring, when the sakura, or Japanese cherry tree, blooms. The trip usually takes about two hours.




Print Details

 IHL Catalog  #150
 Title  The Hozu-gawa Rapids at Kyoto in Summer (English language title as printed on table of contents for this series and Japanese title is in red cartouche upper right corner of print.)
 Series  The Ten Views of Japan 
 Artist
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Signature
 not signed
 Seal  
Tomo seal

 Date  c. 1950s
 Edition  original edition
 Publisher  Uchida Bijutsu Shoten (U Chi Da Han seal1)
 Impression  excellent
 Colors  excellent
 Condition  excellent
 Genre  shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous  gofun applied on waves
 Format  shikishiban
 H x W Paper  11 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. (29.2 x 25.7 cm)
 H x W Image
 11 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (28.3 x 25.1 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Reference Literature  

1 see http://shotei.com/seals/seal_details.php?seal=1162 for information on this publisher's seal often misidentified as the artist's seal
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