Fuji - Evening Glow (夕日の富士)

Designer: Takahashi Shotei | Carver: Taran Casey | Printer: Ayumi Ohashi

Paper size: 11cm by 15cm | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [HC] ? ( Change currency: $ / £ / )

Price: $ 40.00£ 30.00€ 36.25

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Description: Note from Dave: In the earlier days of my time in Japan - long before the internet - it was my habit to sometimes take a trip down to the Jimbocho book district to spend the afternoon browsing in the print shops there. Sometimes the ‘hunting’ was very productive, as was the case when one day I came across a folder containing well over a hundred small prints. They had been commissioned in the 1930s for the purpose of being pasted onto greeting cards aimed at foreign tourists (who those days arrived in the country by steamship), and were designed by Takahashi Shotei.

The designs fall into the ‘quaint, exotic Japan’ category for the most part, but that genre does still seem to have a little bit of life left in it, so we have recently selected some of the prints from that collection and assigned them to one of our younger carvers, as part of his training.

It turns out that his blade was quite ready for the challenge, and our printers then got busy and produced a batch for presentation in our catalogue. More are on the way …

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