The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse  by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse

Series; A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls

Hokusai’s Waterfall Prints - Hokusai's waterfall series was a set of eight oban prints published by the same publisher of his "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series, Eijudo. The human figures are always dwarfed by the fantastic scale of the waterfalls. Hokusai expanded on one of his favorite themes with the waterfall series - a contrasting of the mass and majesty of nature with the small, fragile human form. This theme was often a theme for the "Thirty-six views of Fuji" series. However, in the waterfall series, as opposed to the still and immobile Fuji, the waterfalls crash and roar, crawling over rocks and falling through the air, Hokusai perfectly captures the experience of a large waterfall for the viewer. The designs for the waterfall series are, without question, Hokusai masterworks. Reprints of this incredible series are quite rare, so don't miss this opportunity to bid now!

Publisher - Adachi from a rare series of Edo masterwork designs. Adachi publisher seal in margin or on reverse.

Adachi was one of the most respected publishers of the 20th century. Their woodblocks were printed to the highest standards with excellent color and fine detail. Founded in 1925, Adachi also chose interesting and varied subjects for their prints and was the only publisher of many famous old ukiyo-e images.

The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse - Fantastic Hokusai design from his masterwork series "A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls." This impressive scene shows a rushing waterfall flowing over a rugged cliff to a small plateau, where two peasants scrub their horse as it stands in the shallow water. The subject was inspired by a popular story about the great warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune, who washed his favorite mount at Yoshino Falls while taking refuge there in the mountains. The white-capped water flows in torrents, zigzagging across the page, sending up a delicate white spray. An incredibly dramatic composition with the water framed by red-brown cliffs and soft shades of foliage. A great image from this terrific series.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 15 1/4" x 10" + margins as shown

Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Please see photos for details. Nice overall.

The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse  by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
The Waterfall at Yoshino Where Yoshitsune Washed His Horse  by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)