The Mountain by Hiroshi Yoshida 1925

Tacoma’s sense of place is incontestable and its towering namesake has been the inspiration for legends, paintings, photographs and stories. In 1925, the illustrious Japanese artist Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) made this woodblock print following a visit to Tacoma. Like many other visitors and immigrants from Japan, he noted the visual and spiritual similarity to Mt. Fuji, the highest mountain in Japan.

Mt Tacoma Yoshita

Annotations/Markings: Signed “よし田” (Yoshida) with flower-shaped seal in lower left corner. Printed at left margin “自摺 大正拾四年作” (self-printed in 1925). Inscribed in lower margin: “Mt. Rainier To my friend Col. H E. Robison 博 Tokio June 8th 1946 Hiroshi Yoshida.”

Mt Fuji Yoshida
Mt. Fuji

Prints from the Digital Public Library of America

http://woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entries/011_16/part_one.html

http://woodblock.com/encyclopedia/entries/011_16/part_two.html

 

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