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File:Hodogaya on the Tokaido.jpg

Title Japanese: 『東海道保土ケ谷』 - Tokaido Hodogaya
Hodogoya on the Tokaido
Part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, no. 23. Commons logo optimized.svg
Date First publication: circa 1830.
This edition: circa 1930.
Medium woodblock colour print
English: Woodblock made ca. 1930 exactly the same way as they were made by artisans ca. 1830. The skill and the care are the same. There is a drawing or a copy of it coming from the artist. Then the woodcutter and the printer take over. Their skill varies. Hokusai once wrote to one of his editors that he was not happy with one of the woodcutters. In the case of the new cuts of the 36 views of the Fuji, only experts can distinguish the many versions - mainly by differences of the frame around the script
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