23.Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō
One of the series Mt. Fuji print of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji“, Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō shows the state of the road in Edo Period.
The mendicant Zen priest passes by, the person travels on the horse, the woman rides on the kago, and the palanquin bearers wipes sweat or ties his straw sandal.
Mt. Fuji shows its appearance between the pine trees. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was inspired from the Kawamura Minsetsu’s paint.
And the composition of the pine trees that Hokusai created for this ukiyo-e had effect on the series of Poplars by Claude Monet.
Tama River in Musashi Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
22.Tama River in Musashi Province 22. Tama River in Musashi Province In Edo Period, there were the only two bridges on Tama River, the Rokugo Bridge(Oota-ku and Kawasaki-shi) and the Mannen Bridge(Okutama-cho and Ome-shi). Because of the military defense reasons, the Edo shogunate did not build so many bridge over the rivers. Besides, in Japan, there was a culture crossing with a ferryboat on a big river, and the Tama River had the many ferry landing including Haijima Fer...
Shichiri beach in Sagami Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji&q...
24.Shichiri beach in Sagami Province 24. Shichiri beach in Sagami Province This woodblock print doesn't have any person in the image and shows a pure landscape painting. It is a work of the first version drawn with only the shading of Prussian Blue. It expresses with only in one color the powerfulness of the summer. The sunlight, the reflecting sea level, and the rising up cumulonimbus. Unlike the previous artworks that drew the beach, the ukiyo-e printing highlight...