Orankai no fuji
Series : One Hundred Views of Fuji, Fugaku Hyakkei.
Technique: nishikie, woodcuts in two shades of gray and one of pink.
Format: hanshinbon koban (about 183x123 mm).
Signatures : Zen Hokusai Iitsu aratame Gakyorojin Manji.
Artist's seal : Fuji no Yama.
Dates : 1834-1836.
Engravers: Egawa Tomekichi and Tsentaro.
Publishers: Nishimura Yuzo, Eirakuya Toshiro.
Beautiful proof with good contrasts, in a fourth edition published by Tohikedo in 1852 with the characteristic pink tone. Printed on Japan paper, in excellent condition, with clean edges all around beyond the marginal line.
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Orankai, in the Wakan sansai zue it is reported that this was the point of maximum penetration into Korean territory reached by general Kato Kiyomasa (1562 - 1611) during the first expedition commissioned by Hideyoshi against Korea (1592) and was reported as, also from Orankai, the mountain can still be seen on a clear day.
Etymologically, Orankai , in the Korean dialect is not a proper name but has the meaning of an isolated place.
This is the furthest point in the present series from which Fuji can be seen.