Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province

Series; Thirty-six Views of Fuji

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.

Fine printing from the respected Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha - These classic designs were produced by the well known Tokyo publisher Oedo Mokuhansha amidst a resurgence of interest in ukiyo-e. Like many of these traditional businesses, the woodblock print craft was passed down through generations, and the Oedo Mokuhansha company was formed by descendents of an Edo era publisher. These are nice early prints of the highest quality standards and an excellent choice if you are looking for fine old woodblock reprints.

Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province - A detailed scene of a tea plantation in the Suruga Province. Men carrying cargo stand in the foreground while women in bamboo hats pick tea leaves in the background. A snow-covered Fuji stands in the background. A lovely print with fine color and detail.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 15" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - Excellent with no issues to report.

Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Fuji from the Tea Plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)