‘Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tōkaidō’, Katsushika Hokusai’s Mt. Fuji art

35.Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tōkaidō     Tago Bay is famous as a place where Mt. Fuji looks beautiful from the ancient time and has been written in waka and haiku, including Man’yoshu. White‐spotted Mt. Fuji spreads the grand skirt under the clear blue sky. Those who on the beach between the mountain and the ocean are the Read more about ‘Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tōkaidō’, Katsushika Hokusai’s Mt. Fuji art[…]

Ejiri in Suruga Province by Katsushika Hokusai

35.Ejiri in Suruga Province     It is a famous artwork that the British photographer Jeff Wall was influenced by the woodblock printing and made the work of ‘A Sudden Gust of Wind'(1993).   This picture captures the moment when a tremendous gust is blowing. The papers and woven hat are blown off and away by the wind. The sky Read more about Ejiri in Suruga Province by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

‘Climbing on Fuji’ by famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai

34.Climbing on Fuji     It is a ukiyo-e print depicting the people climbing the mountain, not in a distant view as other artworks of the series.   “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” is now a famous landscape painting with the theme of Mt. Fuji. But when the pictures were sold in Edo Period, the publisher Nishimura-ya Yohachi Read more about ‘Climbing on Fuji’ by famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji prints)

33.Fine Wind, Clear Morning   ‘Fine Wind, Clear Morning’ (Gaifu kaisei, Red Fuji) is the famous Japanese painting as the work of big wave art ‘The Great Wave Off Kanagagawa’ in “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji“. Against the background of the summer or autumn mackerel sky, the surface of Mt. Fuji is flushed by the morning sun.   The ukiyo-e Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s Fine Wind, Clear Morning (Red Fuji prints)[…]

Japanese woodblock print, ‘Rainstorm Beneath the Summit’ by Katsushika Hokusai

32.Rainstorm Beneath the Summit       Whereas the Mt. Fuji art print ‘South Wind, Clear Sky’ is called Red Fuji, ‘Rainstorm Beneath the Summit'(Sanka Hakuu) is called Brack Fuji. As the Red Fuji, Brack Fuji is also one of the famous Japanese prints.   The white clouds and blue sky spread near the summit of Mt. Fuji where Read more about Japanese woodblock print, ‘Rainstorm Beneath the Summit’ by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

‘Ōno Shinden in the Suruga Province’ art print by Katsushika Hokusai

31.Ōno Shinden in the Suruga Province     Ōno Shinden was the newly developed rice field in Edo Period at the current Yoshiwara-shi.    It is a bundle of common reed that the cow with good physique carries heavily. In front of the row, there are the two farm women who shoulder the harvested vegetables like small mountains.   The clouds on Read more about ‘Ōno Shinden in the Suruga Province’ art print by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Japanese woodblock print, The Tea plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province

30.The Tea plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province     Suruga untile Edo Period is Shizuoka Prefecture now, and is famous for the green tea production place in Japan as well as today.   The bright yellow tea garden continues from the front for the far distance, and Mt Fuji. has much of the remaning snow. Read more about Japanese woodblock print, The Tea plantation of Katakura in Suruga Province[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print, ‘Mishima Pass in Kai Province’

29.Mishima Pass in Kai Province     Mishima Pass is thought to be around the present Kagosaka Pass. The huge tree penetrates the screen of the woodblock printing, and Mt. Fuji stretches its ridge over there.    Some of the travelers are walking or resting, and others are experiencing the size of the big tree’s trunk by holding Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print, ‘Mishima Pass in Kai Province’[…]

Japanese woodblock art, ‘The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province’ by Katsushika Hokusai

28.The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province     One of the ukiyo-e art series “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” by Katsushika Hokusai. Sagami Proveince was the name in the ancient times and it located today’s Kanagawa Prefecture.   The lake of Hakone, Ashinoko Lake has no ripple on the surface. The thick forest and the trailing Read more about Japanese woodblock art, ‘The lake of Hakone in Sagami Province’ by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

‘Umezawa in Sagami Province’ art painting by Katsushika Hokusai

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 Read more about ‘Umezawa in Sagami Province’ art painting by Katsushika Hokusai[…]