Aishu Odawawa Joshi (Odawara Castle in Aishu)

Tomikichiro Tokuriki


Beautiful woodblock print "Aishu Odawarajoshi" (Odawara Castle in Aishu) is by Tomikichiro Tokuriki. This is one of "Seichi Shiseki Meishou" (Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks) series. Subtitled "Aishu Odawarajoshi" (Odawara Castle in Aishu), Artist signature "Tomikichiro" with red seal "Tokuriki" on the lower left of image. Titled "Seichi Shiseki Meishou" (Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks), number 35, "Tomikichiro saku" (produced by Tomikichiro) with "Tokuriki" red seal, and "Uchida" publisher seal and copyright seal on right margin. Published1941. The cherry blossom petals are scattered in Rain. Very subtle rainy scene.

Technique: Woodblock
Paper size: 16 and 1/2 x 11 and 1/2 inches
Image size: 15 x 10 and 1/2 inches
Sheet number: N/A
Date: 1941
Signed: Artist name and red seal "Tokuriki" on the lower left of image. Artist name "Tomikichiro saku" and Red seal "Tokuriki" on the right margin.
Condition: Outstanding condition. Once taped on top of verso.

Odawara Castle
A mountain castle built by the Omori Family in the Muromachi Period (from 1338 to 1573) was a forerunner of Odawarajo. This donjon was rebuilt in the style it had at the end of the Edo Period (1603 to 1867) based on a model made around 1700 in the Edo Period. Inside the donjon are exhibits with historical information materials. The top floor with an altitude of 60 m commands a good view of Sagami Bay.