Katsushika Hokusai’s Mount Fuji artwork, ‘Bay of Noboto’

18.Bay of Noboto


People are gathering the shells in shallows of Bay of Noboto. The two Torii of Towatari Shrine in the sea. They still locate in today’s Chiba-shi, Chiba Prefecture. But they was moved before and not in the sea now.

They take a similar figure and the simple line of Mt. Fuji is placed in the bigger one. Katsushika Hokusai(1760-1849) often employed the composition that the mountain show its appearance in a space of a strucure. 


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The fishermen are carrying a cage full of shells, the women are talking and kids are playing together.














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