‘Asakusa Hongan-ji Temple in the Eastern Capital’ by Katsushika Hokusai

4.Asakusa Hongan-ji Temple in the Eastern Capital 


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.











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