Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji

Artwork of Katsushika Hokusai, ‘Honjo-tatekawa’

5.Honjo-tatekawa We can see the lively aspects of the Edo craftmen in this woodblock print of the series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji“   Honjo, today’s Sumida-ku (Tokyo), was developed as a new town after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657 and the many lumber dealer stood in a raw in the city. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) drew the …

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‘Asakusa Hongan-ji Temple in the Eastern Capital’ by Katsushika Hokusai

4.Asakusa Hongan-ji Temple in the Eastern Capital      The architecture of Hongan-ji temple closes in on this side and the Kawara workmen repair the roof on it. The big roof was so popular in Edo City.   The high point of view is really outstanding for this ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Even the clouds float lower than the roof. …

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

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 …

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‘The Store of Mitsui in Suruga-cho, the Eastern Capital’ print by Katsushika Hokusai

2.The Store of Mitsui in Suruga-cho, the Eastern Capital   Mt. Fuji in the center separates the screen. By all rights, there should be the street under the image, but the part above the signboard is drawn. It similar to ‘Asakusa Hongan-ji temple in the Eastern capital‘ of the Kawara workmen and the kite show the …

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Mount Fuji ukiyo-e art ‘Nihonbashi, Edo’ by Katsushika Hokusai

1. Nihonbashi, Edo     Nihonbashi Bridge was a bridge that became the starting point of five highway, Tokaido, Nakasendo, Koshudo, Nikkodo, and Ooshudo. Katsushika Hokusai(1760-1849) used the perspective method for the artworks.    According to the documents at the time, Nihonbashi was about 50 meters in length. As the print shows, the various people always crossed over the bridge …

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Famous The Great Wave Off Kanagawa painting by Katsushika Hokusai

The Japanese big wave art, The Great Wave off Kanagawa(kanagawa oki nami ura) <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”21.-神奈川沖浪裏”> <img width=”519″ height=”376″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?w=519&amp;ssl=1 519w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?resize=300%2C217&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 519px) 100vw, 519px” /> </a> <strong>‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ </strong>(woodblock printing) is one of the most famous art not only of <a title=”Katsushika Hokusai and his ukiyo-e artworks collection” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”>Katsushika Hokusai …

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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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