Katsushika Hokusai’s, ‘Surugadai in the Eastern Capital’ landscape ukiyo-e art

3.Surugadai in the Eastern Capital


3. Surugadai in the Eastern capital

The summer view ukiyo-e from Suruga-dai at Kanda drawn by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Suruga was the area around Shizuoka Prefecture now.

It is said that the origin of the name “Suruga-dai” was because it was a place where Suruga samurai houses were in Hongo, Kanda or Mt. Fuji in Suruga could be seen well from here.


The green of the trees are so deep and in contrast to the pale sky and Mt.Fuji. And the man in the middle uses the folding fan.


The roofs of the house on the right-side is a redident for samurai. A lot of the family of samurai lived around Suruga-dai including from Suruga. A lot of roofs stand in a row in front of Mt. Fuji.


On the slope, the venders, the samurai with his attendants, and the pilgrim are walking.












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