Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Okada Koichi (1907-?) - 'Mount Fuji from Hakone' - Uit de serie "Twelve Views of Japan" - Heisei period (1989-2019)

Description
Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Okada Koichi (1907-?) - 'Mount Fuji from Hakone' - Uit de serie "Twelve Views of Japan" - Heisei period (1989-2019)
Very good condition, see description

Original woodblock print by Okada Koichi (1907–1991) - "Hakone kaido no Fuji" 箱根街道の富士 (Mount Fuji from Hakone) - from the series "Twelve Views of Japan" - published by Unsodo - Heisei period (1989–2019).

Okada Koichi was a contemporary of Hasui, and is best known for his striking images of Mount Fuji from circa the 1950s, named "Twelve Views of Japan". Although the title suggests the existence of 12 prints, only 5 are known to exist. He published at Unsodo in Kyoto. These beautiful shin-hanga designs show the sacred mountain in the different seasons. His works are amazing pieces for collecting and showcasing.

Commentary: dramatic night image of Mount Fuji, the snow-covered summit against a dark grey sky. Pine trees in the foreground, with trees in a grey and deep blue silhouette behind them. A very striking shin-hanga design.

There is a small notch at the bottom right corner (outside the woodblock print). This is the so-called "Kento", characteristic for publisher Unsodo when found in this spot. Kento is the registration system that is used traditionally by Japanese makers of woodblock prints to ensure that the different colours are well-aligned (each colour is applied separately using a separate woodblock).

Published - Unsodo, publisher's seal in the left margin.

First edition circa 1950. This is a later edition, printed with the original woodblocks.

Measurements of the image: 24 x 36 cm (without the margins)

The woodblock print is in excellent condition. Please view the photos for the details.

The woodblock print will be shipped by registered post, in sturdy cardboard packaging.

Lot details
Object
Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo
Material
Paper
Period
Heisei period (1989-2019)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Okada Koichi (1907-?)
Title of artwork
'Mount Fuji from Hakone' - Uit de serie "Twelve Views of Japan"
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
0×24×36 cm
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