4.Asakusa Hongan-ji Temple in the Eastern Capital
The architecture of Hongan-ji temple closes in on this side and the Kawara workmen repair the roof on it. The big roof was so popular in Edo City.
The high point of view is really outstanding for this ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Even the clouds float lower than the roof. And the kite and the fire watchtower come up through the clouds.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) depicted the scene of the New Year. Japanese traditionally enjoyed the kite-flying as the playing at the start of the year.
Surugadai in the Eastern capital from "Thirty six views of mount Fuji"
3.Surugadai in the Eastern capital 3. Surugadai in the Eastern capital The summer view from Suruga-dai at Kanda. The green of the trees are so deep and in contrast to the pale sky and Mt.Fuji. And the man in the middle uses the folding fan. The roofs of the house on the right-side is a redident for samurai. A lot of the family of samurai lived around Suruga-dai. On the slope, the venders, the samurai with his attendants, and the pilgrim are walking. Previ...
Honjo-tatekawa from"Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
5.Honjo-tatekawa 5. Honjo-Tatekawa Honjo, today's Sumida-ku, was developed as a new town after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 and the many lumber dealer stood in a raw in the city. Katsushika Hokusai(1760-1849) drew the moment that the workman throws the wood up straight for the other. The leant or stucked lumbers give the strong impression of the longitudinal in the woodblock printing. Mt.Fuji can be seen barely between the woods. Some woods was written the lette...
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