Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray.
Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 mm)
Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji
Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama
Dates : engraved between 1834 – 1836, impressed between 1850 and 1870
Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro
Publisher: Katano Toshiro.
Splendid proof with good contrasts, in the third edition from the original woodcuts. Printed on Japan paper, in excellent condition, with clean edges all around beyond the marginal line.
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Fujimi plain with flocks of cranes. Tsuru, the crane, is the favorite bird of the Taoists which, with its song, wakes up the sun every morning, symbol of peace in traditional iconography.
This locality is now integrated into the city of Nagoya. Together with Nikko (plate 63) and the imaginary Orankai (plate 73) it represents one of the most distant places in this series from which Fuji can still be seen.
A drawing of a group of cranes is in the Soshu Umezawazai plate, in the Thirty-Six Views of Fuji series.