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.
Kato Institute Commemorative Edition - These handsome reprints of Hokusai's famous "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" were published in 1960 by the Kato Institute of Woodcut Prints in
Thunderstorm Beneath the Summit - A classic print of Mount Fuji with lightening striking in a zigzag fashion below the summit. Fuji in red contrasts with the calm background of the blue sky. A famous print with an incredible composition, a wonderful choice for a collector.
Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Image Size - 14 3/4" x 10" + margins as shown
Condition - With excellent color and detail. One light spot in upper left of subject. Please see photos for details. Very nice overall.