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Cape Tachimachi

Mabuchi Tōru (1920-1994)

 Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Cape Tachimachi

by Maeda Masao, c. 1960

Boar from Takeuchi Seihō's Album of the Twelve Calendrical Animals

IHL Cat. #1828

About This Print

The artist's rendering of Tachimachi Cape in Hakodate, Hokkaido.   The cape sits at the southeastern end of Mount Hakodate and overlooks the Tsugaru channel.  Late in the eighteenth century the shogunate built a fort there which is now only noted with a marker.  It is known for its wildflowers and its views.

It appears that Masao did three different printings of this view, as shown below.

Three printings by the artist
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Print Details

 IHL Catalog #1828
 Title Cape Tachimachi
 立待岬 Tachimachi Misaki 
 Maeda Masao (1904-1974)
政 Masa
 Publication Date c. 1960
 Publisher self-published
 Carver self-carved
 Printer self-printed
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition excellent 
 Genre sosaku-hanga (creative print)
 Format chūban
 H x W Paper 7 3/8 x 9 15/16 in. (18.7 x 25.2 cm)
 H x W Image 6 3/4 x 9 7/16 in. (17.1 x 24 cm)
 Collections This Print 
 Reference LiteratureMaeda Masao Ten: Shirarezaru Gagyo no Zenbo Catalogue, Hokkaido Hakodate Art Museum, 2006, pl.306.