Katsushika Hokusai’s artwork, ‘Nakahara in Sagami Province’

26.Nakahara in Sagami Province


26. Nakahara in Sagami Province


Located in the middle of the Sagami Plain, Nakahara was the current city of Hiratsuka. The alley through the ukiyo-e print leads to Mt. Oyama which is visible in front of Mt. Fuji.

Mt. Oyama was a place of Shinto and Buddhist consolation, attracted popularity among the common people to visit in the Edo Period. Hokusai also drew the picture of the waterfall at the mountain in  ” A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls”.



We can see the various persons. The pilgrim of the father and son walk for Mt. Oyama, the farm woman giving her baby a piggyback goes to work, the peddler carries the goods on his shoulder and the farm man gathers the shijimi shells in the stream. 



Reprint of Nakahara in Sagami Province











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