Ejiri Harbor Ship Marina from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Fuji from Okitsu Beach from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Ejiri Harbor Ship Marina

#14 from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, 1939-1940

Distant View of Fuji from Mt. Asakuma, Ise from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji

IHL Cat. #1038

About This Print

This 14th print in the 36 print series depicts a quiet summer day looking out at a snowless Mount Fuji from the swimming area next to the Ejiri harbor in Shizuoka prefecture.  The sign in the lower right reads 三保海水浴場行 (Miho sea bathing area.)  This print is the original issue (first edition between 1939-1940) published by Uchida Woodblock Printing Company as part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

The Series - Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

Published by Uchida Bijutsu Shoten between 1939 and 1940, this 36-print set (plus an introductory sheet and a table of contents sheet) by Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000) is a more modern take on Hokusai's (1760–1849) famous series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833).  

Tokuriki's series was extremely popular with domestic and foreign buyers who purchased one thousand copies within a short time after issuance.1  Various prints from this series were re-printed in subsequent years and subsets of the thirty-six prints were repackaged into newly named series, such as Eight Views of Mount Fuji and Four Season of Mount Fuji, released in the 1950s.  Later printings omit the information in the margin, modify Tokuriki's signature and change the seals below his signature appearing in the image area of the print.

1 Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints - The Early YearsHelen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1998, p. 89.

Format of Margin Annotations and Image Signatures and Seals of Original Edition
Source: Modern Japanese Prints: 1912-1989, Lawrence Smith, British Museum Press, 1994, p. 50.

top right
series title
Fuji sanjūrokukei no uchi
(top right)

below series title
title of print
below print title
Tomikichiro Saku
(Made by Tomikichiro)
followed by round 
Kiwame censor's seal1
bottom right
Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi
(Uchida Fine Art Shop) followed by, in seal form, Fukyo Fukusei
(Reproduction forbidden)
printed within image
Tomikichiro Saku
(Made by Tomikichiro)
followed by, in seal form, 
Sanjūrokkei (Thirty-six Views) followed by, in seal form, Hanmoto Uchida
(Publisher Uchida)
1 The kiwame (examined) censor's seal is an enlarged reproduction of the one used by government-appointed censors from 1790 onwards.

view of Fuji from Ejiri 

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1038
 Title Ejiri Harbor Ship Marina
 江尻港船着場 Ejiri-ko funatsukiba
 Series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji
 富士三十六景ノ内  Fuji sanjūrokukei no uchi
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 Tomikichirō saku
 Seal no artist's seal (see above for information on various seals in margin and image)
 Date 1939-1940
 Edition original (first) edition
 Publisher Uchida Bijutsu Shoten - Hanmoto Uchida (on print); Uchida Bijutsu Shoritsu han  and Reproduction not permitted on margin
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - toning with mat line
 Genre shin hanga (new print)
 Miscellaneous print #14 in the series
 Format horizontal oban
 H x W Paper 11 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (28.6 x 41.3 cm)
 H x W Image
 10 3/8 x 15 in. (26.4 x 38.1 cm)
 Collections This Print Indianapolis Museum of Art 1995.98.14