Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province

by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

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Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Hiroshige (1797 - 1858) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province

Series; Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji

Hiroshige's 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. Hiroshige completed designs for his last series, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," in 1858. Following a tradition established by Hokusai, Hiroshige’s wonderful series show the mountain in each of the four seasons, from a variety of vantage points. Hiroshige utilized a vertical full oban format to create dramatic and breathtaking views of this most revered landmark. Views range from the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village and the fantastic crashing wave at Awa. Seen less frequently than some of his more well-known series, "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" ranks as one of Hiroshige's best vertical format series.

Hosukaku Publishing - This beautiful, rare reprint was produced in Tokyo during the Taisho era by the Hosukaku Publishing house. Hosukaku produced shin-hanga designs as well as reprints by the great ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Eishi, and Toyokuni I. The print is sealed with the Hosukaku seal of a bellflower beneath triple mountains, and was produced prior to 1923, as the Hosukaku print shop was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake. Masterfully printed, this group of beauty reprints includes many designs that are almost never seen.‚Äč

Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province - Handsome spring view from Mt. Rokuso looking across the bay to Mt. Fuji in the distance. At tall pine tree dominates the hilltop, with a traveler on horseback approaching a wooden torii gate at right, and a few pedestrians climbing up the mount at left. Cherry trees covered with pink and white blossoms and the rosy glow spreading along the horizon add a colorful touch. An interesting composition, nicely colored and shaded.

Artist - Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)

Image Size - 13 1/4" x 8 5/8" + margins as shown

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

Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)
Mt. Rokuso in Kazusa Province by Hiroshige (1797 - 1858)