View of the Mint Bureau from the series Famous Places of Osaka

Arashiyama in spring

Japanese Color Woodblock Printed Postcard 

View of the Mint Bureau

from the series Famous Places of Osaka, Small Prints

by Tokuriki Tomikichirō, c. 1930s

Sanjō Bridge

IHL Cat. #2205

About This Postcard

One of twelve woodblock-printed postcards designed by Tokuriki that make up the three part series Famous Places of Osaka, issued in the 1930s by Unsōdō Publishing

This postcard features a sidewheel steamer on the Okawa River passing by the Japan Mint built in 1871 in the western-style. The Japan Mint was established in Osaka by the Meiji government to modernize the coinage system. As built, it included factories to make the necessary equipment for the mint. A power plant was added in 1911 and it was this building that was renovated into the Mint Museum in 1969.

This print is part of the second set of four prints consisting of:
造幣局を望む View of the Mint Bureau
箕面の瀧 Minoh Falls
高津の富  Kozu-no-Tomi
中の島公園 Nakanoshima Park

A view of the Mint Museum from Kema Sakuranomiya Park

Colophon for the Second Collection

 日本版画協会同人 徳力富吉郎氏作
 A work by Mr. Tokuriki Tomikichirō, a member of the Japan   Print Association

 定価金五十銭 price 50 yen

畫 大阪名所 第二集 Woodblock, Famous Places of Osaka, 2nd Collection

版元:合名會社 芸艸堂
Publisher: Unsōdō unlimited 

Kyoto address: Teramachi Nijo Minami, Kyoto

Tokyo address: 
1-chōme-1 Yushima Bunkyo City, Tokyo

The same image was re-printed by Unsōdō at some point as part of a set of six cards

Print Details

 IHL Catalog #2205
 View of the Mint Bureau 造幣局を望む
 Series Famous Places of Osaka, 2nd collection
 大阪名所  第二集
 Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902-2000)
 not signed
"tomi"  seal
 Date c. 1930s (undated)
芸艸堂刊 Unsōdō han
<禁複製> copying prohibited
printed on verso
 Printer unknown
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent
 Genre shin hanga
 Miscellaneous富吉郎小型版画? Tomikichirō small woodblock prints
printed on verso

 H x W Paper 3 1/2 x 5 9/16 in. (8.9 x 14.1 cm)
 H x W Image
 3 1/2 x 5 9/16 in. (8.9 x 14.1 cm)
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last revision:
4/21/2021 created