Shinshō Fuji - Kashū 新頌富士 歌集 [New Praise, Fuji - Collection of Poetry]
Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎, artist and Maeda Sekibō 前田夕暮, poet
Fugaku Honsha 富岳本社
Shōwa 21 
28.7 x 20 cm volume bound western style with fukuro “pocket” pages, opens Japanese style. Blue patterned wrappers with a white, centered title slip in a dust wrapper depicting Fuji which is also a print designed by Onchi. 2 page foreword with 37 pages of poetry in Japanese text,  full-page color woodcuts designed by Onchi and  tipped-in page of printed calligraphy. Text has a blue border. Printed colophon tipped in with a laid-in color ex libris.
The accomplishments of Onchi Kōshirō 恩地孝四郎 (1891–1955) throughout the first half of the 20th century extend far beyond his eminence as a printmaker. He was an innovator who domesticated the ideas and ideals of abstraction and "creative printmaking" in Japan when still in art school. From the very beginning of his life in the arts he was the center and focus of the Creative Print Movement (Sōsaku Hanga 創作版画), surrounding himself with fellow artists who took inspiration from his dedication to the cause of self-expression.
Onchi's designs are lovely; one imagines Mt. Fuji as red, the other portrays the mountain as blue and white. Minimal toning, good condition. [See Hillier Vol. 2, p 1022].