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Ishizuchi Plateau

Midday at the Beach

Japanese Color Woodblock Print


Ishizuchi Plateau 

by Kitaoka Fumio, 1976

Kintai Bridge

IHL Cat. #1412

About This Print

Kitaoka's rendering of the Ishizuchi plateau with Mt. Ishizuchi, western Japan's highest peak, in the background.

Mt. Ishizuchi

East of the city of Matsuyama is Mt. Ishizuchi ("Stone Hammer"), at 6,502 feet.  It is the tallest peak in western Japan and one of Japan's Seven Holy Mountains, where kami alight to restore vitality to the land. It is said to protect the city of Saijo to its northeast from typhoons. Dedicated to gongen (deities with both Shinto and Buddhist forms), Mt. Ishizuchi is a pilgrimage site during the summer climbing season. 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1412
Ishizuchi Plateau 石鎚高原
 Series n/a
 Kitaoka Fumio (1918-2007)
 pencil signed by artist in English below the image
 Seal unsealed
 Publication Date 1976
 Edition artist proof
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 H x W Paper 19 x 25 in. (48.3 x 63.5 cm)
 H x W Image 15 5/8 x 21 1/2 in.  (39.7 x 54.6 cm) 
 Collections This Print Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon 2008:21.21; Honolulu Museum of Art 16935 (artist proof)
 Reference Literature