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.
Tago Bay near Ejiri on the Tokaido Road - Handsome view of two boats moving through the choppy sea at Tago Bay near Ejiri, the rowers pulling with all their might against the undulating waves. Workers are busy on the salt flats near the water's edge, with a village nestled among the trees beyond. This location has long been known as a terrific place to view Mt. Fuji, which rises majestically above the low-lying clouds.
Published by the Kato Hanga Kenkyusho (Woodblock Print Research Center) of Tokyo, with publisher's seal in margin of each print.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 10" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.