46.The back of Fuji from the MinobuThe road that the travelers and horses are walking run down to the Kuonji temple, the head temple of Nichiren sect. Some of them are likely to be on their way to the temple. They are surrounded by rugged rocky mountains, and see the overlapping waves of the river on the left-side. The road the travelers are walking on is called Sunshu Oukan, which is almost the same route as today’s Route 52 between Kofu City in Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka City in Shizuoka Prefecture. The droplets are drawn with the white small points and give a refreshing feeling for the screen of the ukiyo-e. The whole impression of the woodblock print art is tense by the dark brown of Mt. Fuji, the deep blue of the mountain next to it, and the green of the trees tighten. It is a work that ukiyo-e artist Hokusai included the techniques that can be expressed in nishiki-e of wood print art. Previous
Kajikazawa in Kai Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
45.Kajikazawa in Kai Province 45. Kajikazawa in Kai Province At first glance, it seems that the raging waves of the sea are striking on the shore. But Kai Province, the current place of Yamanashi Prefecture, is inland. Fuji River in the picture, the two rivers(Kamanashi River and Fuefuki River) join together shortly before this point, and a large quantity of water current stream. The fishermen standing on the rock is absolutely still, whereas water beats against ro…