20.Goten-yama-hill, Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō
Goten-yama-hill at Shinagawa was famous for the beautiful cherry blossoms in the Edo period.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) made a lot of ukiyo-e about cherry blossom, but Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) drew just one work in the series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji“.
Not only the pale pink of the blossoms attract our attention, the people who take in the view also make the image livelier.
They would enjoy the beautiful Mt. Fuji too. But the three men on the left-side get caught up in drinking and eating.
Ushibori in Hitachi Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
19.Ushibori in Hitachi Province 19. Ushibori in Hitachi Province The ukiyo-e printing depicts the Lake Kasumigaura in the early morning. As the cold colors underlie, this artwork is the scene of the winter and express the freezing weather. A man is pouring away the water that has been used to wash rice to the lake from the boat with the roof. The boat is placed in the diagonal of the screen. And the two white egrets are flying away. It may be no sound around there except ...
The Great Wave Off Kanagawa from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
No.21 The Great wave off Kanagawa 21. The Great Wave off Kanagawa The Japanese wave painting(woodblock printing) is one of the most famous art not only of Katsushika Hokusai's prints but also throughout the country. The print influenced the western culture. Vincent Van Gogh acclaimed the artwork and Claude Debussy got the idea of the symphonic poem "La Mer (The Sea). I would like to introduce the other facts about 'The Great wave off Kanagawa'. ...