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

(Last Updated On: 19/09/2018)

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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