Arashiyama in Spring

Sanjō Bridge

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Arashiyama in Spring

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s

Drawbridge of Amsterdam

IHL Cat. #1074

About This Print

One of Tokuriki's half-dozen or so renderings of Togetsukyo Bridge (lit. "Moon Crossing Bridge") with Mt. Arashi (Arashiyama) in the background, three of which are pictured below.  This print's scene is set in the spring and Tokuriki has dotted the hillsides with cherry trees.

For another print in this collection picturing Togetsukyo Bridge and Arashiyama see Arashiyama, Spring Scenery by Itō Nisaburō (1905-2001).

Arashiyama and Togetsukyo Bridge
Source: website of
Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185), when nobles would enjoy its natural setting. Arashiyama is particularly popular during the cherry blossom and fall color seasons.  The Togetsukyo Bridge is Arashiyama's well known, central landmark. Many small shops, restaurants and other attractions are found nearby, including Tenryuji Temple.

Three Similar Prints by the Artist


Photos of Togetsukyo Bridge and Mt. Arashi (Arashiyama)


Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1074
 Title/Description untitled/Arashiyama in Spring
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Seal "tomoe" carved in block lower left-hand corner 
 Date c. 1950s (undated)
 Edition unknown
 Publisher unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent - printers marks in right margin; light wrinkling lower right
 Genre sosaku hanga (creative print)
 Format shikishiban
 H x W Paper 12 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (31.1 x 27.3 cm)
 H x W Image
 10 13/16 x 9 5/8 in. (27.5 x 24.4 cm)
 Collections This Print 
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