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Iyo Tangerine Mountain

Midday at the Beach

Japanese Color Woodblock Print


Iyo Tangerine Mountain

by Kitaoka Fumio, 1981

IHL Cat. #1569

About This Print

Kitaoka is likely depicting the citrus plantations in the mountains around Arida City in Wakayama province. If so, the blue patch of water depicted in the print must be the Arida River.  This area is famous for its mikan or Japanese mandarins.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1569
Iyo Tangerine Mountain 
伊予のみかん山 Iyo no mikanyama
 Series n/a
 Kitaoka Fumio (1918-2007)
 Fumio Kitaoka in pencil signed by artist in English below the image on right
 Seal unsealed
 Publication Date 1981
 Edition 120 of 130
 Publisher self-published
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - spots of foxing top margin, mounting tape remnants verso top left, top right, bottom center
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Miscellaneous paper watermark as seen from the front appearing in top corners of prints
 H x W Paper 19 x 24 7/8 in. (48.2 x 63.2 cm)
 H x W Image 15 1/8 x 21 9/16 in.  (38.4 x 54.8 cm) 
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