Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998) Mount Fuji Time 25, from the portfolio 36 Views of Mount Fuji

image size: 10 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (26 x 24.1 cm)
sheet size: 16 3/8 x 11 7/8 in. (41.6 x 30.2 cm)

高橋力雄 富嶽36景

Takahashi Rikio (1917–1998)

Mount Fuji Time 25, 
from the portfolio 36 Views of Mount Fuji


Color woodblock print with embossing on paper 
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2017.103.14

Takahashi presents us with multiple views of Mount Fuji in this print. As Hagiwara did in his Thirty-Six Fujis, on view nearby, Takahashi pays his respect to earlier ukiyo-e artist depictions of the mountain, by including in this print his version of Hokusai’s Fine Wind, Clear Weather, commonly referred to as “Red Fuji.”

Fine Wind, Clear Weather,
from the series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, by Katsushika Hokusai, ca. 1831

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio