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. Sagami Province located on today’s Kanagawa Prefecture.
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 Hokusai‘s ukiyo-e is a happy woodblock printing.
Preprent of Umezawa in Sagami Province
Nakahara in Sagami Province from "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
26.Nakahara in Sagami Province 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”. ...
The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji"
28.The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province 28. The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province The lake of Hakone, Ashinoko Lake has no ripple on the surface. The thick forest and the trailing haze are around the lake. Mt. Komagatake is on the opposite side of Mt. Fuji and has a calm figure. It is a quiet and solemnity ukiyo-e printing without a person or animal. In contrast, Utagawa Hiroshige(1797-1858) boldly expressed the steep pass of Hakone in “Fifty-Three Stages on the T...