Unusual Views of Celebrated Bridges in the Provinces

Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province, painted by Katsushika Hokusai

“Fukui Bridge in Echizen Province”, by Katsushika Hokusai The front half of the bridge is made of stone and the back half of the bridge is made of wood. The wooden parapet is represented by sharp lines, while the stone parapet is represented by wobbling lines, showing the difference in texture between the two materials. …

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The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyōdō near Ashikaga, painted by Katsushika Hokusai

‘The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyōdō near Ashikaga’ from “Unusual Views of Celebrated Bridges in the Provinces”, by Katsushika Hokusai This is one of the series of Unusual Views of Celebrated Bridges in the Provinces, and Mt. Gyōdō got its name because it was a mountain for Shugendo. This bridge also appears in Chapter 7 …

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