Mount Fuji

Mt. Fuji glass cup and other Fuji designed Edo kiriko glassware

The combination of the Japanese traditional  glass and symbolic mountain Since the birth of the Edo glass , the craftsmen had invented a variety of the patterns and form for the cut glass. It developed as the Edo-kiriko cut glass (it was 1800’s in Edo). See the patterns of the Edo-kiriko drinking wares Though the traditional …

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Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting

The meaning of 「富士越龍図」(Dragon over Mt. Fuji)     Hokusai’s later years artwork The great painter and woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai died April 18th, 1849. He was 90 years old at the time. According to the record,      翁 死に臨み大息し 天我をして十年の命を長らわしめば といい 暫くして更に言いて曰く 天我をして五年の命を保たしめば 真正の画工となるを得(う)べし と言吃りて死す   ‘On his deathbed, he breathed deeply and …

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Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints

Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous prints series, Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who was one of the most active ukiyo-e artists in Edo Period, accomplished the Mt.Fuji arts series of “Fugaku Sanjurokkei”(Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji) in early 18th century.  Related Post Katsushika Hokusai’s biography Viewing one by one, you should not get boared with them by his color usage and composition. …

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