24.Shichiri beach in Sagami ProvinceThis woodblock print by Hokusai 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, his ukiyo-e printing of the series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” highlights the Koyurugi Cape and Mt. Fuji. Previous
Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
23.Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō 23. Hodogaya on the Tōkaidō Hodogaya(Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture) was one of the famous post‐town on the Tōkaidō. The woodblock printing 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…
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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…