As the title, “Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji”, represents that this totaled-46 piece series illustrates Mt. Fuji,
the most famous and beautiful mountain in Japan, which has listed the World Heritage recently.
At the time the series published in Edo period, it became a blockbuster.
“Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji”, including of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” and other excellent works,
is not only one of Hiroshige’s masterpieces but also one of the excellent woodblock prints that Japan is proud of to the world.
At this time, we are introducing the complete reprinted edition of all 46 scenes of “Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji”,
using the identical materials to Edo period and utilizing the dexterous woodblock print masters’ traditional techniques,
such as “rubbing” and “carving” that are inherited from Edo period.
The woodblock prints have distinctive features that the paper printing cannot produce.
Please enjoy the genuine reprinted woodblock prints that you could only see at the museums.
It is worthy to see the original ukiyoe produced in Edo period in the museum; however, the works people who lived in the period enjoyed were definitely the prints with many vivid colors pressed.
The reprint edition has distinctive woodblock print texture that matured skilled craft workers in the modern time produced and excellent and rich colors.
The quality has been proven since we started marketing the products with no unsatisfactory returns and claims, and having many returning customers.
“Carving” is cutting the woodblock with dexterous technique. This process starts with the procedure deciding how many blocks will be necessary to use after the masters observe the painter’s draft“Omohan” is a black and white outline drawing on the woodblock.
“Irohan”, that is a sample woodprint of each color, expresses rich variety and features of colors. More than eight woodblocks are used for one finished product.
The print blocks are made of firm old mountain cherry. They are carved with various tools, such as small carving knives and chisels dexterously.
“Rubbing” is a coloring process adding lives to the woodblocks that woodcarvers finished their miracle works. The reprinted set uses natural pigment the same as Edo period and Echizen Special Japanese paper that Japanese human treasure produced.
First, masters rub the major black line and then repeat painting several colors onto the blocks by one with swerveless control. “Airbrushing” is a technique using dexterous pressure change for rubbing adjusting the amount of pigments and water.
“Mock rubbing” is a technique pressing strongly to create the texture without using any pigments. The vivid woodprint will be completed using various techniques.
The unique texture that the modern printing technique does not have is a distinctive fullness of traditional woodblock printing. The paper that reflects woodcarvers and paper rubbing masters’ technique, we are using Echizen Special Japanese paper , Master Iwano Ichibei, a Japanese human treasure , makes by one. The Japanese paper made of kozo does not have any mixture, and it has flexibility that enables to strive to the harsh procedures to pressing and printing many times. The paper infuses the pigments’ color, has unique softness and warm texture. Please enjoy the precious works produced by only matured craft workers who received traditional techniques of Edo period.
Recently the skilled craft workers are decreasing for ageing. Also, it cannot be mass-produced for the blocks’ worn out. The number of the production is limited.For the craft workers’ favor, we offer total 46 prints series in limited 20 sets with reasonable price this time. Please have one.
Easy and reasonable trial purchasing system:
you see the actual products on hand first and proceed to check out if you like.
You will see the preciousness of the reprint edition of ukiyoe woodblock print for the first time when you have it in your hand directly.
We offer the famous “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” in “Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji” with special price at $85 (shipping fee $20).
Please take the product in your hands and make sure the unique hand made ukiyoe woodblock prints texture.Easy and reasonable 2-step purchasing system: if you like the first deliver, we will deliver you the rest of 45 prints.This system enables you to make sure and examine the quality of our product with your hands.
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“Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji” set now.
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Since our establishment, we have been selling books for entire period of our operations.
We happened to meet Ukiyoe through the collectors while we were handling locally published books.
Originally, Kanazawa-ku in Yokohama City where we locates is deeply related to ukiyoe, such as “Eight Views of Kanazawa”, a Utagawa Hiroshige’s masterpiece.
The ward name came from the work.
We were impressed with unfaded Hiroshige’s works for hundreds years,
then the experience led us to decide handle the reprinted edition of ukiyoe.
At first, we started selling the reprinted edition at the store.
It received popularity; then we established web shop site as “Kanazawabunko,
specialized in ukiyoe woodblock prints”.
We have received orders from all over the world.
Many people came and participated the exhibition,and they enjoyed the event that they were able to enjoy both reprinted edition of the woodblock printed Ukiyoe and Japanese tea expertise café.