Yoshinoyama from the series Eight Scenic Views of Yamato Road

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 


by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1950s

Kyoto Town Hall in Snow

IHL Cat. #1094

About This Print

All is quiet in a usually bustling part of Tokyo as an evening snow falls. This print was included in two portfolios, Four Seasons of Tokyo and Eight Views of Tokyo by the publisher Uchida who often repackaged prints in various combinations. 

For another artist's take on this scene see Nihon Bridge in Snow by the artist Bannai Kōkan (1900-1963).

The Series Four Seasons of Tokyo

(1) Spring....Cherry Blossoms of Temple Asakusa
(2) Summer....A Rainy Scene of Niju-bashi Bridge
(3) Fall....The Moon Viewed at Shinobazu Pond
(4) Winter....A Snowy Scene of Nihon-bashi Bridge.

Originated by Tomikichiro Tokuriki. Engraved & Printed by Uchida Woodblock Printing

The Series Eight Views of Tokyo

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1094
 Title Nihonbashi 日本橋 (as printed on the print)
The insert in the portfolio Four Seasons of Tokyo lists this print's full title as "Winter ---- A Snowy Scene of Nihon-bashi Bridge (4) 日本橋の雪景"
The insert in the portfolio Eight Views of Tokyo lists this print's full title as 日本橋 [Nihonbashi] as shown 
 Series Four Seasons of Tokyo (Shiki Tokyo Fūkei 四季東京風景) and Eight Views of Tokyo (Tokyo hakkei 東京八景)
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
富吉郎 Tomikichirō
 Date c. 1942
Uchida hanうちだ はん seal within image
Uchida Bijutsu Shoshi han 内田美術書肆版(Uchida Fine Art Shop) - lower right margin
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good- folds in paper lower left margin into image
 Genre shin hanga
 Format chūban
 H x W Paper 8 1/4 x 11 1/16 in. (21 x 28.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 7 9/16 x 10 1/8 in. (19.2 x 25.7 cm)
 Collections This Print Carnegie Museum of Art 89.28.1357.7
 Reference Literature Modern Japanese Prints: The Twentieth Century, Amanda T. Zehnder, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2009, p. 176.
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