26.Nakahara in Sagami Province
Located in the middle of the Sagami Plain, Nakahara was the current city of Hiratsuka. The alley through the ukiyo-e print leads to Mt. Oyama which is visible in front of Mt. Fuji.
Mt. Oyama was a place of Shinto and Buddhist consolation, attracted popularity among the common people to visit in the Edo Period. Hokusai also drew the picture of the waterfall at the mountain in ” A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls”.
Katushika Hokusai's 8 ukiyo-e artworks of " A Tour of Japanese Wate...
" A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls"(諸国瀧廻り)Just after the success of "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji", popular ukiyo-e artist among Edo people, Katsushika Hokusai produced "A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls" from 1833 to 1837. When he drew the pitcures, he used the name of "former Hokusai and Iitsu" for the signature. Because he give Hokusai to his disciple and took new name Iitsu(為一).In the prints series, he showed the eight famous falls in Japan. They...
We can see the various persons. The pilgrim of the father and son walk for Mt. Oyama, the farm woman giving her baby a piggyback goes to work, the peddler carries the goods on his shoulder and the farm man gathers the shijimi shells in the stream.
Reprint of Nakahara in Sagami Province
Enoshima in Sagami Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
25.Enoshima in Sagami Province 25. Enoshima in Sagami Province Located in the distant view is Enoshima, and we can see the five-story pagoda at Ryukoji Temple in the forest of young leaves. In the low tide time zone, the worshipers for the temple are walking along the sandbar of the sea. The souvenir shops and the inns are on the shore. This ukiyo-e woodblock printing carefully expresses the sparkle and foaming of the waves that strikes the rocks and the beaches. &nb...
Umezawa in Sagami Province "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
27.Umezawa in Sagami Province 27. Umezawa in Sagami Province Umezawa was the place at the skirts of Mt. Fuji. In the landscape picture, only the five birds was added to set off the whole image. Blue Mt. Fuji and the red-crowned cranes, the mist hangs over. The pale pink of the mist represents it is the moment before the daybreak. Japanese people think both of Mt. Fuji and a crane bring good fortune. So the ukiyo-e is a happy woodblock printing. Previous:2...