Original woodblock print, Published by Unsodo - Okada Koichi (1907-?) - "Kawaguchi-ko no Fuji" 河口湖の富士 (Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi) - Japan - Reiwa period (2019-present)
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 to collect and display.
Lovely spring image of Mount Fuji, seen from Lake Kawaguchi, the scene is framed by delicate pink cherry blossom. The water glistens with colourful reflections - reflecting the cool tones of the snow-capped top and the dark green and blue of the foliage and the water. A very beautiful shin-hanga design, considered as one of Koichi's best works.
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 traditionally used 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 by Unsodo, publisher's seal in the left margin.
Carver: Ōkura 大倉
Printer: Harada 原田
First edition: circa 1950s. This is a later edition, printed from the original woodblocks.
Image measurements: 36 x 24 cm (excluding margins)
The woodblock print is in excellent condition.
The woodblock print will be shipped by registered post in sturdy cardboard packaging.
- Pubblicato da Unsodo, Xilografia originale
- Xilografia policroma
- Periodo Reiwa (2019-oggi)
- Regione/ Paese d'origine
- Okada Koichi (1907-?)
- Titolo dell'opera
- "Kawaguchi-ko no Fuji" 河口湖の富士 (Mt Fuji from Lake Kawaguchi)
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 36×24×0 cm