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’s wonderful Fuji views 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, often framing the peak From the urban city center of Edo to cherry blossom viewing in a small village to the fantastic crashing wave off Satta, the mountain remains a constant, serene presence from both near and far. 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.
This Reprint Edition - The Goto Association for Preserving Ukiyo-e commissioned the Adachi Publisher to create this beautiful reprint edition of Hiroshige's "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji." In an effort to revive and preserve the traditional artistry of Japanese woodblock prints, they hired the most skilled artisans and used handmade paper and vegetable pigments. Ichibei Iwano, a Japanese Living National Treasure, made the Echizen-hosho paper, Hambei Okura carved selected cherry wood blocks, and Katomro Murata printed the designs, under the supervision of publisher Toyohisa Adachi. Each print bears the Adachi Publisher seal on the reverse. A wonderful opportunity to collect a classic Hiroshige subject, beautifully reprinted
The Suruga District in the Eastern Capital - Terrific view of busy Suruga-cho street in Edo, with an elderly samurai encountering musicians playing shamisen and flute as they stroll along. The large department store Echigoya lines the street, its crest featured prominently on the blue curtains covering the shops. The building is decorated with sacred shimenawa ropes for a festival celebration. The composition leads the eye down the street to a view of Mt. Fuji in the distance, with a few birds fluttering in the sky above. A great scene from city life in old Edo, 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.
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