Hokusai and the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji - In Japan, Mt. Fuji is a sacred place and a symbol of the country itself. Rising majestically near the center of Japan, Fuji dominates the landscape and the Japanese national identity. At the age of sixty-nine, the great Hokusai began what would become the most famous landscape print series of ukiyo-e, his incredible Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.
Originally intended to comprise thirty-six prints, the publisher added an additional ten images, bringing the series total to forty-six woodblocks. Originally published around 1830, Hokusai's bold compositions capture the strength, beauty, and symbolism of Mt. Fuji in rain and snow, at sunrise and dusk, and from a variety of vantage points. The series includes some of Hokusai's greatest masterpieces. These fantastic images portray the strength and majesty of nature, leading the viewer to contemplate man's place in relation to the natural world. A truly magnificent series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji justly remains Hokusai's most famous and highly regarded work.
Hakone Lake in Sagami Province - Beautiful scene high in the mountains near Hakone. Early morning fog rolls over Hakone Lake, drifting among the pine trees and curving hills, a few houses nestled among the foliage along the shore at right. Mt. Fuji can be seen in the distance. A peaceful landscape, attractive colored with fine bokashi shading. This Takamizawa Publisher reprint comes with a description in Japanese and English.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 10" x 15 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - Excellent overall with no issues to report.