Katsushika Hokusai’s, ‘Below Meguro’ landscape ukiyo-e woodblock print

(Last Updated On: 19/09/2018)

10.Below Meguro

 

10. Below Meguro

 

Currently there are many stylish cafes, but the countrified Below Meguro (Shimo-Meguro)  was the area of hills and farming. Especially, it was famous for the place where the shoguns hunted with a falcon.



Let’s see the ukiyo-e woodblock printing by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The lower right of Mt. Fuji making an appearance from the hollow, the two falconers stand on the pass. And the farmer kneel for them.

 

The step-like pattern is the vegetable fields. Most of the farmers in Edo Period lived at a house with a thatched roof.

 

The male takes a hoe and goes to work on a field, and the woman takes care of a child and baby. It’s a peaceful landscape.

 

We can see the five other ukiyo-e woodblock printings about Meguro from Utagawa Hiroshige’s artworks of “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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