Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray.
Format: hanshinbon koban diptych (about 183x253 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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The fog was believed to be a visible and auspicious sign of the breath of nature.
The effect of the mists on the mountain, here obtained with curtains of shaded planes made with inking in different shades of grey, creates two opposing worlds between the impervious path on the ridge and the beauty of the landscape enveloped in mists.
A similar landscape, in full sunlight, is drawn in the panel Koshu Inume toge , from the series of Thirty-six views of Fuji .