The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River

by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

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The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Reprint
The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River

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.

Thirty-six Fuji Reprints by Hodo Shuppan - Published by Hodo Shuppan or Hodo Publishing, these fine quality woodblock reprints from Hokusai's "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji" feature beautiful color and detail, with the publisher's information in the left margin. A nice opportunity to acquire designs from Hokusai's most famous series.

The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River - Handsome scene with an unusual view of Mt. Fuji from the back side, with rugged mountains towering above it. Low-lying clouds separate the peaks from the undulating water of the Minobu River as travelers make their way along the shore. Nicely shaded and softly colored.

Artist - Hokusai (1760 - 1849)

Image Size - 9 7/8" x 14 7/8" + margins as shown

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

The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
The Back of Mt. Fuji from the Minobu River by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)